Cheap Trick Mixing the Beatles, the Move, and the Who, Cheap Trick try to re-create the hard-driving, baroque pop sound of their heyday in Cheap Trick .… Cheap Trick Mixing the Beatles, the Move, and the Who, Cheap Trick try to re-create the hard-driving, baroque pop sound of their heyday in Cheap Trick .… Cheap Trick
Music Review

Cheap Trick (1997)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Cheap Trick

Mixing the Beatles, the Move, and the Who, Cheap Trick try to re-create the hard-driving, baroque pop sound of their heyday in Cheap Trick. But this tentative, power-pop-by-the-numbers effort lacks the smarts and energy that gave ''Surrender'' and ''I Want You to Want Me'' its indelible charm. Only ''Say Goodbye'' (the album's first single) and ''Carnival Game'' approach the earlier material's heady rush. B-

Originally posted May 09, 1997 Published in issue #378 May 09, 1997 Order article reprints
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