This is one hell of a rock album. Between “Dreaming,” “Atomic,” “The Hardest Part” and, my personal favorite, “Union City Blue,” what more could a rock listener want? It’s the type of album that is now beyond reproach, having been dissected and praised for decades already, to the point where it’s hard to discuss anything in particular or bring anything new to the table, as most folks are familiar with it. Debbie Harry’s distinctive, exciting vocals are still in their prime here, while the band’s sound is so insistent and urgent that one can’t help but go along. An immortal classic that will likely continue to be enjoyed for decades to come.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)