One of the UK's outstanding songwriters, much underrated and missed, I concur with the other 5* reviews here. Graham Parker and the Rumour were one of the tightest bands around, touring in the late 70s with Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes (with whom they had a number of similarities) and providing the best double bill I ever saw. The ultimate statement of praise is demonstrated by the fact that the guitarist Brinsley Schwarz left his own-named band (along with keyboard player Bob Andrews) to join Parker in the Rumour! Martin Belmont, the guitarist who joined the Rumour from Ducks Deluxe, once said something to the effect that GP wrote songs that sounded like they had to have been written before i.e. they were such classics.
I consider this album to be the pinnacle of GP's writing (above other classics Howling Wind, Squeezing Out Sparks and the later Human Soul), with standout tracks being That's What They All Say, Black Honey (a true soul classic) and Fools Gold, but there is not a duff song here. GP was initially compared to Van Morrison and Elvis Costello, but I don't believe either produced an album of this quality.