THE MONKEY PUZZLE was something of a quandary for me. What didn't make sense was that despite all of the superb guitar playing
and polished production I still couldn't find many reasons I'd want to revisit this anytime soon. Phil Mogg's vocals sound more
gravelly than usual, which only lends greater authenticity to these bluesy, laid back songs. The song "Drink Too Much" does seem
to resonate a little more than the rest. Overall, it's a pleasant and unobtrusive album to listen too. Although I can't really
find fault with how it's all put together, I just can't get all that excited about it. It's the dullness of these songs that
really keep THE MONKEY PUZZLE from being a more interesting offering.