Sound — 8
I have to totally disagree with the previous review. I only got this CD recently, but it is on high rotation in my collection which is extensive, trust me. The sound is very crisp. I don't know if that is allowed to be used in relation to music, but I love that term. Dave Sardy has a way of getting the crispness across, but yet the sound is exactly like the live sound we here at HHH's gigs. Steve Bays' voice is not 'unbearable', but unique. I really don't see what could be annoying about it. I can think of numerous singers that have more annoying voices.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics is poppy. There seems to be no real depth to them, but that ain't bad. Does anyone really want to listen to a record that makes you want to slash your wrists afterwards?
Overall Impression — 8
I loved the album. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sardy's work - Jet, et al. Highlights? 'You Owe Me An IOU', 'Shame On You', and 'Elevator' brings the CD to a fabulous close. Overall, Hot Hot Hears "Elevator" is a fantastic CD. It provides me with a perfect start to the day with its boppy music and lyrics.