"Special One" may not be an album that instantly sounds like classic cheap trick. Make no mistake however, as this album gets better and better with each listen. Listen closely to songs like "Too Much", "Best Friend", "Sorry Boy" and "If I Could", as an example of some of the tracks that will grow on you. On this record, Cheap Trick is not giving us the fast ravers, in fact there's only maybe 2 up tempo songs...there's some experimental sounds, while still retaining that cheap trick sound. While not as hard rockin' as their previous record, "Cheap Trick" from 1997, there's some great tunes here, like "Pop Drone", the classic power-pop of "My Obsession", and"Sorry Boy" which rocks like a ton of bricks. Also, the ballads "Words" and "Special One" are two of the best songs on this cd, and 2 of the best tunes the band's ever recorded. I re-sequenced this cd, in a completley different track order, and I like it better now. Three and a 1/2 stars. As a good contrast, the next Cheap Trick album should be more of a raw, up-tempo, rock 'n' roll record.>-Mike A.
*Alternate Track Order for "SPECIAL ONE"- it flows a lot better this way...
5.If I Could
9.Scent Of A Woman
10.Low Life In High Heels