This album, relased in the early 1980's was an early "cross over" that influenced most white funk/rap that would follow. Funk-meets-reggae-meets King Crimson. If you like Mariah Carey with the sound on, you may only like Genius of Love (a great song, yes, but one of many on this album). However, if you are a fan of the Talking Heads, Adrian Belew, Eno, etc., you are bound to love this record. If you are a fan of Belew's, this is a must have. He was essential to the sound of this record. As a sad note, I have read that he never was paid for his performance on this album. It may be dated, but it still plays like new.