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Moving on from FELINE's slick production values (and Dave Greenfield's then "new" OBERHEIM OB-X), The Strangler's went for a "philly soul" type of sound for this album. Now that SHOULD have been a recipie for disaster, but..it works!
"Ice Queen", "Skin Deep", "Let Me Down Easy", "Here and There" stand out as really successfull results of the new formulae (complete with brass stabs, samples, and hammond organ riffs).
The rest of the album works just as well, but a star is lost because there are also a few weaker numbers such as "punch and judy" which spoil the smoothness of the vibe.
Overall, another successful experiment by the band in the 80's.