Fans who have bought the last two albums where John has collaborated with Louis will know the two combined talents spark off eachother perfectly. The results are a mixture of bleepy trippy songs and 4:4 club cross-overs, keeping keyboard elements from Metamatic era (arguably his best solo period) in the mix alongside sparse but catchy modern production. His lyrical visions are as alienated as ever, robotics, technological jargon, shadowy forms and bleak scenery - but overall this is probably the most upfront of their albums to date. Drive pulsates along, if a little monotinously at times, but is a great contrast to the more plaintive Cinema. Highlights include Broken Furniture (could be a single, if they chose...), the excellent trippy Sidewalking (Kraftwerk, move aside!), She Robot and the very fierce title track. But there isn't a weak track here, particularly after a few listens. Vocally this set seems a little stronger than Pleasures of Electricity, and musically covers 80s to 2003 in styles - albeit a mechanical electronic 2003! Some of the tracks have less melody, but their sinister momentum keeps you hooked. Some nice 'dark' photo images, as usual, in a deluxe booklet round off this package perfectly. Well worth a listen!