Wow, Godley & Creme's "L" actually came out in 1978? It sounds way ahead of its time.
Actually what this album does is take the clever and witty songwriting of the first four 10cc albums and reminds us that the classic style of 10cc is still alive and well according to Godley & Creme.
This album allows us to realize that even though 10cc were releasing slightly disappointing albums like Deceptive Bends and Bloody Tourists around the same time "L" was made, Godley & Creme were obviously the better songwriters. In other words, "L" helps bring back what we all loved about 10cc in the first place.
Let's be honest- while Deceptive Bends and Bloody Tourists are decent albums in their own right, Godley & Creme were the best two elements of the classic period during the Sheet Music and How Dare You? period of 10cc, so that's what makes "L" an album I highly recommend.
However, this album also has some rather modern-sounding elements that David Bowie and Brian Eno were experimenting with in the late 70's. As a result, "L" honestly doesn't sound very dated at all.
And how about the vocal melodies and creative juices? Yes, "L" will make you remember the classic period of 10cc in the vocal melody department. Clever songwriting is dominate here. Awesome job. "Sporting Life" for example goes through a series of strange Frank Zappa-like vocal melodies and other really unique choices of musical instruments all being played at the most unusual times to create the ultimate weird effect. The rest of the album does the same thing.
I highly recommend this album to everyone who admires creative legends such as Frank Zappa and for those who love the first four 10cc albums. "L" is definitely a hidden masterpiece among the music world. Just because critics panned this record upon release does NOT mean it should have slipped through the cracks. Correct this problem by purchasing this amazing little album.