Can't believe an album like this has sat in the vaults all lonely and unloved, with no review whatsoever! I shall then with modest keyboard attempt to do it justice in just a few sentences.
Seminal. Influential. Important. Chunky. Inspiring. Passionate. Rockin'. Every tune catches you unawares, teases you, and then hits you with melodic punch after melodic punch.
There are few better albums than this for accompanying you over a 30 mile drive. You simply must leave the car deaf as a fencepost. You'll be Elated too. Without bands like these we would live in a dreary hell where driving is no fun.
It rewards the patient or downright stubborn listener. It takes a few spins, however matures beautifully like a 2000 Bordeaux. I emplore you, if you are going to buy one STT record, make it the Pony Express one. It's their locus classicus.