Clowns Lounge is Enuff Z'Nuff thirteenth album since their self-titled debut from 1989. Even and it should be considered as a new release, it consists largely of demos and unreleased tracks written by the band in the late 80's. That is also very clear as the quality of the sound and the songs are very up and down, even for being Enuff Z'Nuff. There are amazing tracks like "Runaway" that should have fit without a problem on any of the band's early releases. Even "She Makes It Harder" and "Backstreet Kids" are worthy songs for this Chicago band that has written amazing pop gems over the years.
However, there are just too many pretty unnecessary tracks here that makes the record very far from the first three that is pure magic. Do not understand why you even release a song like "The Devil Of Shakespeare" with Jani Lane of Warrant on vocals, along with James Young of Styx on lead guitar. Fun in a way, but it's not EZN at all and feels more like a bad Warrant demo.
No, Clowns Lounge is unfortunately as much of the band's recent releases rather bad and it seems that this belongs to the bottom unfortunately. Avoid!