I look at this band from a different perspective than many, as I was not a Jefferson Airplane fan. I simply look at it from the viewpoint of an '80s music fan. From that perspective, this album sounds pretty darn good after all these years. It may not have aged that well, but it is still a lot of fun.
Everyone who likes this album raves about "We Built This City", and with good reason. Talk about a catchy, fun way to open up the album. Also worthy of note, the radio DJ's voice is not included on the Starship Greatest Hits CD I have, but it is on the version here--which is a good thing. "Sara" of course was a classic pop ballad in its day. These two songs went to number one, making this album memorable already. However, the more obscure later hit on the album, "Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight" is also a worthy pop/rock anthem. "Rock Myself To Sleep" is pretty heavy for this band, while "Before I Go" is a good mid-tempo ballad. "Love Rusts" may recall the earlier Jefferson Starship days a bit--a rather cool track to close the album.
At 9 tracks and about 40 minutes, this album was a cassette classic for me back when it came out. It still sounds pretty good, if a bit dated, on CD today. With the possible exception of the opening classic track, not a lot of new ground is broken here. Nonetheless, a very respectable listen for those who like pop/rock melodies of the '80s. That would include me.