The Fixx attempted to redefine themselves as a guitar-driven mainstream rock band for 1988's Calm Animals, their first album for RCA Records. Although their stylistic revamping isn't embarrassing, it isn't executed well, particularly because the group has failed to write any memorable songs. Consequently, Calm Animals produced no hits, and the group left RCA after releasing this lone album.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine