Cheap Trick   Lap of Luxury
2.9
good
Release Date: 1988
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3.0 goodRobbit | June 25th 17

LAP OF LUXURY was an improvement upon the lackluster and even dismal records they made during the early 80s. Older fans might still be dismayed the lack of hard rock numbers here. But the focus here is on writing more polished pop/rock hooks while buffing away their rougher edges. Notably, there is a great deal of outside songwriting help from such writers as Holly Knight and Dianne Warren, which underlines the bands difficulty in coming up with the goods on their own. I'll concede that "The Flame" (written by Nick Graham and Bob Mitchell) is a well crafted ballad, but it's still a tad too twee for my own taste. Overall, the album is little more than a guilty pleasure, but I do enjoy the retro flourishes from Rick Nielsen on tracks like "Let Go", their cover of Elvis's "Don't Be Cruel" and the Leslie tones of his guitar solo on "Ghost Town". Not a bad record and just slightly better than average and probably on par with their last prior hit record, ONE ON ONE.

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3.0 goodotterman20 | April 8th 17
3.0 goodp4p | March 23rd 17
2.0 poorGalumpa22 | March 4th 17
1.5 very poordiscovolante | November 11th 16
4.0 excellentCheekeemunkee | July 4th 16
2.0 poorSandwichBubble | April 13th 16
3.5 greatdiolives80s | March 31st 16
3.0 goodMrFahrenheit | February 17th 16
3.5 greatjelzel23 | November 17th 15
2.5 averageleothelion | October 15th 15
2.0 poortroyofyort | September 6th 15
3.5 greatmanu8a | August 2nd 15
1.5 very poorThis the theme song, homie: FUCK tha police #Squalie | March 14th 15
2.0 poordreamsteeler | March 13th 15
4.0 excellentJoseph Scott | July 17th 14
2.0 poorLivinglegend | May 12th 13
3.0 goodsirmoatman | February 6th 13
2.0 poorcheaptrick77 | October 9th 12
3.0 goodRiban986 | May 26th 12
2.0 poorFormerCritic | April 12th 12
2.0 poorblueeagle | December 30th 11
3.0 goodjacobson0826 | October 22nd 11
3.0 goodAMGuide | November 4th 10
4.5 superbJumaos | August 26th 10
2.5 averageJoe Caravella | May 10th 10
3.0 goodrosinski | July 17th 09
2.5 averageWholigan64 | June 23rd 09
4.5 superbIndian | October 3rd 08
3.5 greatlesh | January 25th 08
4.0 excellentMiles Meiler | January 7th 08

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