Vik Foxx's out of 10.
I'm starting off with a 5 because it doesn't have
a peace sign anywhere to be found! It has a drawing of the sun and underneath
says "Welcome To Blue Island." I know when I think of Blue
Island I don't think of the sun, I think of trailers, but it stands
out and like I said, it breaks from their peace sign tradition. Personally
I would have made the cover have something to do with Blue Island, but
we're dealing with Enuff Z'Nuff here, so you have to take what you can
get. Peace signs can be found on the back of the CD, but a girl can't
Gino Martino's out of 10.
While the booklet was a small step in the right
direction, the booklet isn't that much different than their last CD
"10." A band photo on one side and credits on the other. Being
that this is a Japanese import, it includes the lyrics. I'm still giving
the booklet a 2 though.
Derek Frigo's out of 10.
Being Enuff Z'Nuff, you know what you're going
to get, and this CD is really no different. It's a bit more upbeat than
past CD's now that Donnie is married, but it's not their strongest effort
at all. There are 11 songs on the CD and 3 of them are basically instrumentals.
"Z-Overture" has 5 lines but starts off the CD in a cool way,
but "Zentimental Journey" has about 9 lines, and "The
Sun" just says "To pray to the sun" over and over again.
Those are the last two tracks on the CD so it doesn't exactly finish
on a strong point. The music isn't bad, but they don't seem like complete
songs and I don't really get the point. The
other 8 songs on the CD are middle of the road Enuff Z'Nuff songs. Not
the strongest songs they ever put out, but not the worst. Just average.
My current favorite songs on this disc are "Good Times (Are Hard
To Find)," "Man Without A Heart," and "Saturday."
My least favorite song is "Roller Bladin'
In The Shade" and "Roll Me" because I think their sort
think their best CDs are the first 3 and "Paraphernalia."
Those are the ones I'll always grab for a trip. This one might be grabbed
if I wanted to hear a song or two, but not listened to all the way through.
It has only been released in Japan and there is no US release date in
sight. The only way you can get it is to buy the import or be like me
and have somebody send it to you! It pays to be Donna Anderson sometimes.