The album definitely has good intentions, in a cheesy, art rock sort of way, but as far as grand statements it perhaps comes up a bit short. And musically, it doesn’t quite measure up to peek of that band’s output like The Grand Illusion and Pieces of Eight. But it’s still a fun listen for the most part and delivers more than a couple of stand-out songs along with a decent little sci fi story that genre fans should enjoy. And who among you can resist standing up to sing along and do the robot when “Mr. Roboto”—the height of 80’s cheese-rock—comes on? To test that out, just start up the video below and see if you are capable of sitting still and not lip-syncing through the entire thing!
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