“The Oil’s message, unfortunately, is as valid in Canada as it is in Australia and the band’s inspired and appropriate demand to simply ‘give it back and pay our share’ is as fundamentally correct and achievable in North America as it is on that continent.” – about Aussie political band Midnight Oil’s fight for aboriginal rights. “Even Roth’s singing defies his reputation, lacking the shrill edges and daring that were once his trademark. Without a doubt, this is his worst and most bland effort to date.” – about a post-Van Halen David Lee Roth.
“While his voice remains a tender messenger, he uses it to ill effect on this dreary material – so much so that he manages to inspire little more than pity in his listener.” – about Art Garfunkel’s Lefty LP. “This debut album is already a smash hit in his native England, a fact that confirms the UK’s unexplained obsession with bland and blatantly generic pop.” – about Rick Astley’s Whenever You Need Somebody.