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Cheap Trick - We're All Alright! (Deluxe)

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Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2017-06-16 Year: 2017
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Genre: Power Pop
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"We´re all alright" is a typical Cheap Trick title for an album and it´s also the second one without original drummer Bun E Carlos, it makes you wonder if his side project Tinted Windows from 2009 had enough to do with his departure from the band. I mean, Rick Nielesen´s son Daxx has been the band´s drummer since 2010. Anyway, this time around Cheap Trick decided to go back to the more simple garage rock sound of the first album from 1977. "We´re all alright" has more in common with albums like Cheap Trick ´97 and "Special One" from 2003 than their previous albums "Rockford", "The latest" and "Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello".
 
I must admit that I do feel a bit disappointed but it´s not a bad record, Cheap Trick don´t know how to make bad records. There are some really good songs on "We´re all alright" such as the upbeat rocker "Long time coming", The Move cover "Blackberry way" and the beautiful "Floating down" that could´ve been featured on their "All Shook Up" album from 1980.
 
I also think there are some ok tunes on the new album like "Lolita", "Listen to me" and "You got it going on" but there are too many slammin´ tunes that might work live but not on a studio album.
 

Tracklisting 1. You Got It Going On
2. Long Time Coming
3. Nowhere
4. Radio Lover
5. Lolita
6. Brand New Name on an Old Tattoo
7. Floating Down
8. She's Alright
9. Listen to Me
10. The Rest of My Life
11. Blackberry Way
12. Like a Fly
13. If You Still Want My Love


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