If Love Story was an exploration of the dark side of life, The Hidden World is an exploration of the dark side of everything else, from back streets to drug deals, from sex to disease. It's hard to tell whether the lead single "Rock Machine" is about the rock & roll lifestyle or a shameless attempt by the band to ingratiate themselves with bikers, but either way it's the best track this time out. While most of the rest of the material is fairly solid, it's strongest on the first half of the album.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Carruthers