If you're a fan of Moz's latest work - years of refulsal and quarry (and to a lesser extent tormentors) you'll love this. But it is a rock album - and an extremely good one at that. The songs on this remastered and rearranged 2009 version have the guitars turned up, delightfully so - Moz's voice soaring above them. Boy Racer kicks off the album and sets the tone for what you're going to get. You can listen to the samples and get a good idea of what the soms are like and decide for yourself. I think it's a cracking album. If you're hoping for something that sounds like the Smiths, this is not the album for you. But if you want great rock songs, lovely guitar work, superb singing and fantastic lyrics it's just what you're after. It's worth buying the album just for the lyrics of 'you should've been nice to me' but every word is precious and wuite a lot is very quotable.
"He thinks he's got the whole world in his hand, at the urinal" Boy Racer
"Head in the clouds and a mouthful of pie, head in a blouse, everybody loves him, I see why" Dagenham Dave
"More breakfast in bed, and bring the paper in later" Best Friend on the Payroll
Oh, and the operation begins with with a drum solo - get over it!
Moz is finally happy with the album, you will be too.