An awkward and confusing album when it came out, given the phenomenal success of its predecessor ‘The Lexicon of Love’.
‘Beauty Stab’ is almost a 180 degree turn. What were they thinking? They were thinking ‘Bowie’. Only the track ‘SOS’ seemed comfortingly reassuringly familiar. BUT, this album is chock full of riffs and great songs. Ladies and gentlemen I proffer for your judgement, ‘Beauty Stab’