This is a very good album, but is only average when compared to the rest of the 'sats recorded output over 16 years (1979-1995).
This album was their first recorded for Jive, who most would agree tried to turn the group into the next A Flock of Seagulls. Fortunately, Jive failed miserably, and the Comsats still retained their sound, even with all the "commercial" sheen added by Jive and its agents. Consequently, the Comsats were dumped by Jive after their following LP, '7 Day Weekend'.
Even though the production sounds a bit dated (electronic drums, cheezy synth noises, etc.), the tracks themselves are still solid and stand up to repeated listenings. Even under intense pressure from Jive, the Comsats were able to deliver a quasi-"commercial"-sounding LP while still staying (mostly) true to their original trademark sound (Steve Fellows' stinging guitar, Andy Peake's otherworldly keyboard textures, Mik Glaisher's pounding drums, Kevin Bacon's solid bass).
Not one of their best (see their 2nd LP 'Sleep No More'...), but an average record by the Comsats is still better than 99% of the pop pap that came out in the mid-80s ...