Appearances can be deceptive-- while it seems the aggression has fallen by the wayside, there's still plenty of power in the lyrics. The band, however, seems a little uncertain. The sound is more spacious-- it seems that this style of music heavily influenced a host of Australian bands in the 1980s. At times, this album can be boring. But-- strangely-- it's not a total waste of time, because after all, it IS Gang Of Four. It's an 'interesting' album.