Lulz because it’s true.Thus far this entire album has been good quality 80s rock, and naturally has been completely placed into my car playlist for driving.
Tooth and Nail is great, Back For The Attack is on my list to get to, it is the last album I have from them so it likely will be sooner than later.Lulz because it’s true.
Under Lock And Key is hit and miss for me — Tooth And Nail and Back For The Attack are Dokken at their best, IMO.
Alone is one of the best powerballads of the 80´s...maybe even the best ever. What a song.
Heart – Bad Animals
Bad Animals is Heart’s ninth studio album and it features one of the bands most well known tracks Alone the massive power ballad. Much like the other 80s albums this album focuses on the pop-rock approach and commercially friendly sounds which helped the band survive in the changing climate of the 80s music scene, the first four tracks of the album are the bands singles, of which the first 3 feature 3 distinct different approaches, the opener Who Will You Run To is a pop rock track with a strong catchy chorus in which Ann shines, Alone is the aforementioned beast of a power ballad showing their soft side and There’s The Girl lets Nancy take the lead vocals on a track in a similar vein to Who Will You Run To but with more of a laid back feel to it on the chorus. This opening slew of singles is quite catchy and is top notch 80s Heart.
I Want You So Bad is the fourth and final single from the album it is another ballad, and unlike the previous 3 tracks it is not in line with the stronger 80s track theme, it has a bit of energy to it and Ann sings nicely but as a whole the track is just an okay ballad. The second cover of the album Wait For An Answer has a heavy drumbeat on the start and it feels like it will pick up but fails to do so and frankly the track isn’t that stellar either, it is slightly better than the previous one but not by much. Bad Animals comes in midpaced with a low crunchy riff which based on the previous side of tracks I didn’t expect to hear a smoldering and low riff like this on the album, it soon does shift into a synth driven section. Ann lets out some wails on the track here and there. You Ain’t So Tough goes back to the 4th and 5th tracks in terms of quality and style, it just okay. Strangers Of The Heart once again has Nancy on lead vocals, the verse seems promising, however the chorus is rather weak. Easy Target has an interesting acoustic riff the chorus is pretty decent and it seems the riff is the only interesting part of the track. RSVP closes out the album, it starts acoustic and does get a bit more backing to it as it goes on, it fits with the rest of the tracks on the album, okay but not good.
Who Will You Run To – 4/5
Alone – 5/5
There’s The Girl – 4/5
I Want You So Bad – 2.5/5
Wait For An Answer – 3/5
Bad Animals – 4/5
You Ain’t So Tough – 3/5
Strangers Of The Heart – 3/5
Easy Target – 2.5/5
RSVP – 3/5