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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Amazingly Fresh, Energetic and CLASSIC CT Sounding Album', 17 Oct 2009
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What a joy it is for me to be able to unhesitatingly give 'The Latest' Cheap Trick album 5 stars! When they returned to recording after a long hiatus and released 'Special One'- the worst album of their entire career, I feared it was all over. The songs on that album were poor and the bands timing even worse, in short they sounded like a bunch of guys that had finally fallen out of love with the game. Thankfully, the next album 'Rockford' proved me wrong in spectacular style - the Cheap Trick I loved so much were back but could they sustain it?

I need worry no more for 'The Latest' has everything all Cheap Trick fans could ever have hoped for. Robin Zander has never sounded so good, the band are right on the button and the songs all have sparkle and freshness about them. I know that some of these songs have been hanging around in the CT archives for a while but as someone with recording experience myself, I can tell you that it is never easy to 'pick up the baton' once you have dropped it for so long. Indeed there is usually every chance that you will end up doing an Axl Rose and spend 12 years remixing, re-recording and re-thinking to end up with a collage of ideas that don't sit well together at all.

Not a chance of that here, 'When The Lights Are Out' is a great, commercial 'pick me up' to follow the achingly raw 'Sleep Forever' while 'Miss Tomorrow' could easily be a hit single with it's chorus that jumps out of the speakers at you and just MAKES you sing along to it. 'Sick Man Of Europe' rocks as hard as the band have since the days of 'Auf Weidersehen' and even the ballads (or softer songs) like 'Miracle' and 'These Days' are right up there with tracks like 'This Time Around' and 'Mandocello'.

Gauranteed HIT from the album though is the 'dirty rock and roll' of 'California Girl'. It may not be the lyrically most profound but boy does it have a rock/rock n roll edge that sounds great in your head phones!

Right, that's enough from me, stop reading this and get ordering (ooohh don't you love it when I get all 'masterful' HA HA)

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