I dont care that it sounds a little 80's... whats important is whether or not the songs themselves are good, and these songs are, for the most part, GREAT. In the case of songs like "Radio Waves" and "The Powers That Be", which i think are awesome tracks, i dont think it would have worked nearly as well if they had been arranged differently ; i.e no electronic drums and synths, which is what everyone is complaining about. For me, the more synthetic sound fits this album like a glove. I'll admit a few things sound just a little cheesy (like the chorus in "Sunset Strip"), but you have to learn not to just write it off as "80's pop trash" (to quote another reviewer) - this music deserves more respect.
I recommend you buy it, take it home, wait till late at night to put it on (headphones, with fairly loud volume) and just sit back with lyrics in hand, following the story. The story, as per usual with Roger, is a little vague just from reading the lyrics, but there is a synopsis on the first page that explains everything.
Its really quite good. WORLDS better than "Pro's and Cons". Most people seem to think "Amused to Death" is Roger's best record, and well, maybe they're right, but for me, its all about RADIO K.A.O.S