There's an argument that every Alan Parsons album was 5% weaker than the previous one. This, Parsons' first solo album six years after the break-up of the Alan Parsons Project, reverses the decline but doesn't reach the highs of I Robot
It's not the Alan Parsons Project, but all the familiar Parsons elements are here: the succession of guest singers, the 'dum - da da dum, da da dum' bass lines, the flowing piano fills, the immaculate production and the quasi-classical post-prog arrangements. Even if we're never going to hear anything as splendid as Hyper-Gamma-Spaces, the instrumentals pay off the best here, with Re-Jigue noticeably pillaging the sound pioneered by Jon Lord on his rock-classical fusion Sarabande
This won't be to everyone's taste (it won't share many CD racks with the Ramones), but the only criticisms that aren't based purely on personal taste are the lack of progression since the 70s, the rather heavy 80s-style production and the lack of personal engagement that marked the best moments on I Robot and Pyramid
You get the feeling that Parsons is never going to surprise you with anything new, but if his thing is your thing then he absolutely delivers.