Sound — 8
I love the majority of this album, yet there are parts of it which I personally think could have been better. Maybe it's just me, I don't know. Three of the tracks on here were written by John David (long-time Quo song writter), which some may call bad, some may call good. I think that the sound on these three songs, "TPAOY", "All That Counts Is Love" and "Kick Me When I'm Down," are great as they show just how much Quo can pull off. The rest of the music is written by Status Quo and Bob Young, naturally, as some of the best music on this album is in songs co-written by Bob Young. I don't think there's that much worth changing on this album, but, like I said, there are weak points, in songs like "Nevashooda" and, maybe "Velvet Train" where the music tends to get on my nerves after a while. Overall? Not bad.
Lyrics — 7
There's some fantastic lyrics on this album, especially on the songs written by John David ("All The Counts Is Love" for example) and the songs written by Rick Parfitt ("Familiar Blues" for example). There's also plenty of lyrics which need a lot of work, in songs like "The Bubble" and "Nevashooda" (Both co-written by Andy Bown, a step down from "Whatever You Want"). I love the lyrics in "This Is Me" and "Belavista Man" (I wonder why) and can't get enough of them, but a lot of the tracks' lyrics are un-listenable to me. Overall, the album lyrics needed work which they didn't get.
Overall Impression — 8
It's definately one to buy, but not one to play on a loop for hours, like Heavy Traffic or Just Supposin' were. It will definately go down as a Quo classic, but not as one of their very best. If you're a new Quo fan and plan on buying a Quo album, then go for some of the earlier stuff first, then work your way towards this one, as it isn't as good as it could have been, and could put you off buying anymore of Quo's albums. Quo are better than this, trust me.