The Next Logical Step
James Miller | Hawaii | 12/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One listen, and I'm hooked. As the title of this review states, this is, without a doubt, the next logical step for Dead or Alive (creatively speaking). From beginning to end, the hits just keep coming! "Brand New Lover," with its longing for something more exciting; "Something in My House," (Sidebar: Is that really a Spanish guitar? Yes...OMG...it is!) begging you to protect him the frightening something that's haunting his house; and "Special Star," with the wish he made in his sleep coming true.
A definite must-have for any DoA fan!!!"
DOA are in great form.
Stefan Hayes | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Perfect album. These collection of songs are fun and inspiring at times. I love this LP. A MUST for the true pop/synth fan."
Not their best album but almost...
dneaeade | Paris, France | 02/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why all the fans prefer their 2nd album : Youthquake, maybe because their number one hit : You spin me round is on it, but for me their masterpiece is truly their 4th album : Nude. But Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know (a quote from an english writer's book : Byron) is the best after Nude.
Packed with 5 hot dance singles (Brand New Lover, Something In My House, I'll save you all my Kisses, Hooked on love and Son of a gun : which was also released as a single but only in Japan). This album is filled with non-stop high-energy tracks which are positively brilliant. Even the remaining tracks are nice pop gems, my favourite being Then there was you which could also have been a single (the intro reminds me a lot of Madonna's Papa don't preach).
It's too bad they didn't include the singles versions of these 5 hits because Something in my house's remix is so much better than the mix on this album and Hooked on love was re-released to include a Bon Jovi kind of sound on it, but to hear those mixes you'll have to buy their compilation album called Evolution.
Nevertheless, you can buy this album, because I'm sure that if you like Stock, Aitken & Waterman's kind of dance music, you won't regret it because this album is the highlight of their career as producers without a doubt and the track Something in my house is their best achievement with Kylie Minogue's Better the devil you know (according to producer Pete Waterman himself)."