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Panorama
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on 22 May 2008
an interesting album, Ocasek probably wanting to assert the bands experimental side after selling multi platinum on the first two
yet the songs are not as strong, there's a respectable effort to keep the cars quirky as well as pop
"Touch and go" was a modest hit, guitarist Elliot Easton shows why he's new waves best lead player with the concise and beautiful lead on that one
"Gimme some slack" is good not great and the title track "Panorama" is somewhat dull yet shows the bands impeccable muscianship "getting through" and attempt at another "don't cha stop" falls flat and is dull
the second side has a left overs feel except for "Up and down" a pogo rock gem this and "touch and go" are the best tracks
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"Panorama" followed the Cars' hugely successful 1978 debut album and its more adventurous follow-up "Candy-O". However, the well of inspiration was well and truly drying up when they came to record "Panorama".
The songs are pretty much cars-by-numbers and drift by without making much of an impression. Two tracks redeem the album, in my view: "Down Boys" has some of the ferocious energy that enabled what was really a straight American pop band to survive in the post-punk/new wave environment of the late 70s. "You Wear Those Eyes" is was a forerunner to "Drive" and showed that the band could turn in a respectable slowie if they chose to.
Elsewhere, however, things simply don't take off. The title track has to claim the record for most economical use of a single chord - its monotony is almost an art-form in itself!
I'd save your pennies for "Heartbeat City" or their initial brace of albums, unless you're a real die-hard Cars fan.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 14 April 2007
How a band with such a seemingly natural talent for producing quirky, catchy, melodic records came to record as strange an album as 'Panorama' is a mystery. Opener and title track is a monotonus and overly long 'epic' that sounds nothing at all like anything the band had previously recorded. First single 'Touch And Go' is likeable and does at least have 'swagger and atmosphere' but again sounds unlike the bands previous work. In fact, only the powerful 'Gimmie Some Slack' and 'Don't Tell Me No' (both U.S singles) sound anything like the Cars of the first two albums. 'Getting Through' is also fairly good but the rest of the tracks simply 'riff unmelodically by' the listener and are totally unmemorable. Thankfully, normal service was soon to be restored with the much better 'Shake It Up' album. A strange beast this and one for completists only I think.
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