Can't say enough good things about this new album from German synth-pop band Alphaville. This album has a much more "rock" feel to it than the previous album "Catching Rays On Giant". Although I fell in love with Alphaville's synth sound with their debut album "Forever Young" from 1984, I'm generally a more rock oriented listener, so this album really appeals to me. Specific songs that really rock are "Rendezvoyeur", "Marionettes with Halos", "Nevermore", and "Sexyland". We are also treated to not one but two epic ballads with this album - "Beyond the Laughing Sky" which closes the album, and my favorite song of the entire album "A Handful of Darkness" - I can listen to it over and over. I was fortunate enough to see Alphaville perform songs from this album during their first US tour since 1999 - I had to go to New York City to do it, but it was worth every penny to see them live. Marion still has the pipes to perform live, and he is surrounded by a fantastic group of young musicians.
I would recommend this to a friend