The perfect compliment to a Rangers DBH thread.
This is not as good as any album Cheap Trick made in the 1970's, but it's probably better than anything they've made since the 1980's. First, the good. The loud 'n' fast songs really feel like the band is having fun banging them out, and that's contagious for the listener. Now the bad. The best of these songs, "When the Lights Are Out," is a Slade cover and was recorded in 1976. Also, half of The Latest is comprised of ballads. Slowed-down Cheap Trick is usually good too, but never so much in one place. Likeable, not loveable. - paul