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THE DREAM PAYS OFF,
This review is from: Dreamtime (Audio CD)
A sublime offering.
The production, while not as gutsy or kinetic as '10', is full and rewarding and the band are at their most reflectively mature. ALWAYS THE SUN, a stunning example of soft-edged classic pop, is just one of eight superb tracks - and even that assessment is relative, because the bonus tracks are more than worth a listen. I must also single out JET BLACK's percussion on DREAMTIME - the expansive nature of the album's theme is perfectly complimented by his outstanding work here, especially on TOO PRECIOUS.
THE STRANGLERS haven't gone soft-centered, however. No, they've simply evolved and the sound they've created on DREAMTIME is a part of that process. Another wonderful album worth every last lasered groove. The dream pays off.
Best Tracks: TOO PRECIOUS; MAYAN SKIES and ALWAYS THE SUN.