Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Ear | Autor: WK

The stranglers have seen good times and bad. The good ones were gigantic, the bad ones even longer. With the title of their new album they apparently want to continue their better times. They open the rounds of their new songs with a crisp instrumental that can hardly be surpassed in its timelessness. The piece fits into the past as well as into the present of the Stranglers. Only with her own annals it doesn't seem to have much to do. But that's a good thing, because that's how they open new doors. Unfortunately they don't always keep up the tension in the further course of the album and still orient themselves more on their wave roots. Maybe the band sounds a little too serene sometimes. But catchy motives and a partly hypnotic spaghetti western sound as well as the casual lounge jazz number "My Fickle Resolve" compensate for occasional hangovers. The interaction of organ and bass also meets all the expectations you can have of a good Stranglers album.

Top track: My Fickle Resolve

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