If you can get past the awful production job, this is a good collection of songs (with several very good songs). But seriously, I have never before or since had to strain to make out some the actual words being sung on an Erasure album. This is a shame because the lyrics are above average for Erasure; being reasonably poetic, deep and dealing with the darker side of love for a change. In fact if this album was remastered/re-recorded, I believe it would stand as one of Erasure's better post 80s albums. IMO, the songs themselves are far stronger than those on Tomorrow's World or Cowboy.
This is a more sombre affair for Erasure; while some people have panned this album as Erasure's worst and rated it with one star, I like this album. Love is rage, Alien, Where in the world are the three highlights for me. Every Erasure album is different and I enjoy their diversity.
Alien is my favourite track. Great album. Don't know why it received such poor reviews. This album is certainly not alien to me. Not sure about the Nancy panty bottoms hullaballooooooooo boat on the front cover of the album tho.