Classic album, tags are a bit mixed up
John Mikulak III | 04/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Classic 80's rock. For me, this album redeemed Divinyls from the one-hit-wonder status they had from "I Touch Myself", which is how I first heard of them. This has the song "Ring Me Up" from the soundtrack to Sixteen Candles (High School Reunion Collection). [The scene where Samantha approaches Jake Ryan and freezes up, at the end of the school dance.] How that song didn't make it to the "Essentials" compilation, I'll never understand.
Anyways, as of now, the tags for these songs are mixed up. [Thought you should know that.] The song titles are incorrect, and not just on the preview clips, but on the actual mp3s. This was just released today on Amazon Downloads, so it could be fixed by the time you read this.
So, after you re-tag the songs, enjoy!"
A must own for this rocker
Lars Kristiansson | Los Angeles | 01/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nearly every song on this effort is a rockin' good time. Great guitar timbres, powerful and tasteful drumming, fused to bouncy and fun melodies. But for me, it is the vocals that really take this into the "Classic" status. Christina Amphlett's phrasing is fierce, frustrated, nearly out of control - yet presented with incredible skill and taste. The well-placed squeaks and falsetto lapses seem to emerge from some emotional depth that can only hint at the singer's desperate passion. Now I'll admit to not liking ballads too much, but every up-tempo song on this CD is a real keeper. When was the last time you could say that about an album? A stunning effort and worth adding to your collection!"