For people who criticized this album, think about what it is you are referring to. This is legendary recording. Just because it is 'from the eighties' does not diminish the musicianship and the inspiration and energy of the music here. The song "Escape" is phenomenal - it cuts right to your adrenal glands from the beginning, modulates to soaring heights, becomes a new song, delivers full power in the chorus. The songs of today are so far from that level of musicality, they fall flat on their faces in the mud before they can even get into the race to compete with this. You can criticize they way they dressed and rebel against the iconoclast mentality if it pleases you, but the fact is an album like this one is completely untouchable. When you are out to critique music and you judge by standards of writing, performance and recording levels, not by the year of release and hairstyle of the players, this one is A+. Perhaps "Sargeant Pepper" and "Are You Experienced" are just dated psychedelia?