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Thirty-nine minutes and forty-one seconds.  That's an excellent length for a long player, and that's exactly how long Cheap Trick's newest effort runs.  On a different note, the band busted out of the 80's with Busted, released in 1990.  To this day, taking into account the newest release, this album is tied with Heaven Tonight as the seventh highest charting album in the band's history.  Forty-eight is where both albums topped out, and although Busted has not received a certification in the U.S., it went Gold in Canada.  The band did score a Top 20 hit with Can't Stop Falling Into Love (#12).  This album seems to be a continuation of Lap Of Luxury to me, with a similar formula for late 80's syrup being employed.  They even reference the previous album Lap Of Luxury on the song You Drive, I'll Steer.  That being said, it has some dang good songs on it.  Oh yeah, that Beatles influence really shines on the track Had To Make You Mine.  That song sounds like it came from way back when. I can't find a bad song on this album.  Can't see why it shouldn't rank fairly high in the scheme of things.  What about you?

Album Ranking:

1. Standing On The Edge

2. In Color

3. Dream Police

4. Cheap Trick (1977)

5. Heaven Tonight

6. At Budokan (Live)

7. Busted

8. Lap Of Luxury

9. All Shook Up

10. Next Position Please

11. One On One

12. Found All The Parts (EP)

13. The Doctor

RJ's Ultimate Cheap Trick Playlist:

1. Hot Love

2. He's A Whore

3. Mandocello

4. Oh Candy

5. Hello There

6. Big Eyes

7. Oh Caroline

8. Clock Strikes Ten

9. Southern Girls

10. Come On, Come On

11. So Good To See You

12. Surrender

13. On Top Of The World

14. California Man

15. Auf Wiedersehen

16. Ain't That A Shame (Live)

17. I Want You To Want Me (Live)

18. Dream Police

19. Way Of The World

20. This House Is Rockin'

21. Gonna Raise Hell

22. Voices

23. Writing On The Wall

24. I Know What I Want

25. Need Your Love

26. Can't Hold On

27. Such A Good Girl

28. Take Me I'm Yours

29. Stop This Game

30. Just Got Back

31. Can't Stop It But I'm Gonna Try

32. If You Want My Love

33. She's Tight

34. I Can't Take It

35. Little Sister

36. Tonight It's You

37. Love Comes

38. Standing On The Edge

39. This Time Around

40. Cover Girl

41. The Flame

42. Wrong Side Of Love

43. Ghost Town

44. Back 'n Blue

45. If You Need Me

46. Can't Stop Falling Into Love

47. You Drive, I'll Steer

48. Had To Make You Mine

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Every album by Cheap Trick looks visually the same to me, lol!
Throw way tha covers and enjoy the music!
Mike

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