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Cheap Trick: Bang Zoom Crazy... Hello

Album Review

Back with a bang: meta-metal legends’ first album since 2009’s The Latest.

Cheap Trick have BSL (Best Since Lodger) syndrome. David Bowie had it worst: every record got compared to Scary Monsters or Lodger. Cheap Trick suffer more than most: every album they’ve released since 1980’s All Shook Up has been hailed as a comeback, a return to form, their finest since... (insert title of last great Trick album, usually 1979’s Dream Police).

This time, though, it might be true. Nearly all their albums have something to recommend, even the ones in the 80s when they turned into the pretty vacant hair-metallists they started out lampooning.

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