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Great band great album shame no Michael
on 15 October 2011
One of the best all girl groups of the 80s and 8 years after their last album The Bangles are back albeit unfortunately without Michael Steele.
I really like this album the sound is a bit countryish in places but I don't have a problem with this and harmonies are very Bangles, the quality of the music is very good. For me it's a very lively album and I find it cheers me up just listening to it(even the sad songs).
I really like What a Life, Open My Eyes (how many others think the opening cords of Open My Eyes sound like The Who's I can't Explain?), Mesmerized and Under A Cloud but there is nothing on here that I would want to skip past.
If you grew up listening to the Bangles this is defiantly a buy and if you vaguely remember them from Walk Like An Egyptian and Eternal Flame it shows, for me, just what talent they have always had, it's a shame they fell apart all those years ago just think of the stuff they could have produced.
One final point although Steele's songs are, for me, somewhat missed it shouldn't detract from this album it's still definitely a buy.