LAP OF LUXURY might not be as raw and rocking as some of the bands other efforts, that is not saying that this album is bad. It is a more radio friendly album that the band made to help them regain some of their earlier success. While alot of fans might have been turned off, they are still some great songs here: THE FLAME, DONT BE CRUEL, LET GO, GHOST TOWN, NEVER HAD A LOT TO LOSE, in my opinion are some great songs. This album was the one that helped them get back on the map so to speak, but if you are a fan like myself, they never went away. This is a good album, but I gave it 4 stars because compared to thier first 3 albums, it is a little less spectacular. Nevertheless, this is a good album to add to your collection.