Loud, powerful and energetic music, balanced by poetical and clever lyrics. "The Entertainer" is an immediate success while "The Noise" is a prime example of Hammill's style of rhythmic and arrhythmic rock. A stab-in-the-back for the materialistic '90s society is cleverly disguised in the almost-pop "Great European Department Store," and the Finale -- the slowly building, haunting "Primo on the Parapet" -- reminds us to remember the past. Another unforgettable collection from Mr. Hammill.
AllMusic Review by Ali Sinclair