I’m surprised that folk are marking it as high. It’s light likeable stuff but bloody hell 8 out of 10?Not at all. Everybody is free to give an honest opinion. At the same time, I would hope that everybody is free to offer counter points when people mark an album so low (or high).
Much as a I enjoyed “Stacey’s Mom” - which is a pure slice of pop - if the rest of the album would have been like the first three songs, I would have been marking it a lot lower. But for sheer variety - most of it played exceptionally well, I’m surprised that people would mark it so low.
that kind of score should be reserved for unbelievably good pop albums like er, like.....bat out of hell ;-)