If Revenge, Eurythmics' fifth album, marked a slight fall-off in the group's commercial and artistic accomplishments, Savage, their sixth collection, confirmed that decline. In the U.S., the album failed to generate a substantial hit single and sold poorly compared to previous efforts. In the more faithful U.K., the album hit the Top Ten and spun off four chart singles, but none that matched earlier hits. Musically, Eurythmics, for the most part, abandoned the more conventional pop/rock they recently had been pursuing, returning to the synthesized dance music and arch tone of their early hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)." But they still seemed less inspired than before.
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann