Rialto, without doubt one of the most underrated British bands in recent memory, return with a strong and solid second album. Fans of their debut album, 'Rialto', will undoubtedly like this one as well because the music is, generally, very similar. The only real evolving or increased maturity shown in 'Night on Earth' comes with the fact that the band have realised that a chorus doesn't always have to be repeated twice. There is however a major reason why I didn't rate this album five stars and also, similarly, why it is not as good as the first album. Basically, this offering at times seems a little forced, almost as though the band are crying out for attention rather than working to their strengths to attain it. Obvious examples of this come in the form of 'Brilliant Fake' and 'Deep Space' which both apppear to be overly commercial. There is no question that the band deserve much more recognition but these two songs, together with the lyrics in 'Anything Could Happen,' show a sense of desperation which is a little irritating. The first album was better because it was not like this and was much more natural. Still, this is a better album than most and any Pulp or Suede fan should definitely check this one out.