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'A Dissapointing And Less Commercial Album',
This review is from: Panorama (Audio CD)
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.