J. Simon | Canton, Michigan | 11/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite production that makes every track sound like it's ready to be included in a John Hughes movie, this is still a great album. Every song is memorable; there is no filler. Lips Like Sugar, Bedbugs and Ballyhoo, and The Game are classic Echo & the Bunnymen singles. This was the first album I owned by the band--I bought the cassette in 1987 at age 11--so my opinion is arguably biased. Will Sergeant is one of the genre's best guitarists, and Ian McCulloch is one of my favorite vocalists. While this release isn't as original as Crocodiles or as ethereal as Ocean Rain, it is good enough to rank as the band's third best."
Bunnymen at their best
Just another Music/Web/Technology L | Thornton, CO United States | 11/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If is funny how completely opposite my sentiments are from a few of the other reviewers. For me, this is the album where Echo & The Bunnymen really hit their stride. Their earlier works, while occasionally brilliant, lacked cohesiveness.
For me, this is Ian McCullooch's style really meshes with the rest of the Bunnymen. This is classic E&B at its best."