Lap of Luxury would probably have to considered Cheap Trick's comeback album, in that it produced a #1 hit in "The Flame", after a period that had found them at their lowest level commercially. This album is slickly produced, and lacks the raw, rocking sound of a lot of their other albums. The songwriting and lyrics are subpar, but the playing is great. "Let Go" starts the album off well, it's a strong, energetic song with a good chorus. "Never Had A Lot To Lose", Space, and their remake of "Don't Be Cruel" are all solid efforts. However, most of the other songs are lacking for one reason or another, and I find "Ghost Town" to be a dismal, boring ballad, though the members of Cheap Trick are said to enjoy the song. "The Flame" is a rare item, a ballad that has staying power, and even sounds better live when Rick puts more edge into the guitar work. Not a rocker, but an album that should please a very wide range of buyers.