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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best band on Earth return to form, 18 Feb. 2004
Its been a while since I've played a Stranglers album over and over again. Since this CD landed on my doorstep, 8am Tues 17th Feb, I've been playing it repeatedly.
It kicks off with a stomping bass, (c) JJ Burnel 2004, kicking title track, Norfolk Coast that is intertwined with the ace guitar licks of Baz Warne, the mighty organ of Dave Greenfield and the artisan rock solid drums of Jet Black.
This is the first album with Paul Roberts that I've enjoyed listening to his singing. The "new" boy done good. Take Big Thing Coming for example, not only is this an excellent track but Mr Roberts gives us a good aural message.
Ok, it was heartbreaking following the departure of Huge Cornball, but now its the 14th year since and I'm beginning not to miss him in the Stranglers and instead quite enjoy his solo albums Guilty and Hi-Fi.
Anyone who moans about the Stranglers sounding like the Stranglers really needs to ask themselves, "why?"
Long live the Stranglers!