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Strongest album for 20 years?,
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This review is from: Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (Audio CD)
After "X", and Euphoria to a lesser extent, I was a little apprehensive about a new album, and was worried about the likely direction. I couldn't be more wrong though.
This album is great. The guitars, which have been missing for ten years are finally back in a big way. The album is a mixture of influences, from different bands, and there is something in there for any Leppard fan.
Some of the highlights are the opener, Go, probably the hardest song the band have done, C'mon C'mon, which cannot do anything but grow on you, Bad Actress, a fun song which could be right off Hysteria, and Love, which although a ballad, the only one, is almost haunting. It is also not a typical ballad in any sense. The weakest track is probably Gotta Let it Go, simply because it just doesn't catch me like every other song on the CD.
So definitely the best album the band have done for a long time. The best since Hysteria? Quite possible, but time will tell.