The Stranglers changed label and changed their sound. This album brought them success in the continental Europe.
1) Midnight Summer Dream 5/5
My favorite song by them. The keyboard intro is really epic and I like the way Hugh sings here. It's actually a spoken word song. There's also a 12" version of it, which is good too, but not as good as the album version.
2) It's A Small World 4.5/5
Maybe some people might consider the drums here really kitsch, but personally I like them.
3) Ships That Pass In The Night 4.5/5
A very good bass line, coupled with electronic drums. Really good combo.
4) European Female (In Celebration Of) 4.5/5
Can you believe how much The Stranglers have changed, since 1977? And that was only 5 years and some months.
5) Let's Tango In Paris 4/5
That's an obvious proof, that The Stranglers wanted to make it in the continental Europe (If you listen to any track from #4 till #7 you will understand) . And they did it.
6) Paradise 4.5/5
This is the only single released, where Dave Greenfield does the lead vocals. It missed the UK Top 40, but still it's a great song.
7) All Roads Lead To Rome 5/5
The synthiest song of the album, and one of their best. I like the lyric Peasants and their peasant smells, hungry enough to touch your face.
8. Blue Sister 5/5
I really love the intro here. Very hypnotic. And the rest of the song is great too.
9) Never Say Goodbye 3.5/5
My least favorite song of the record. Not bad at all, just not as great as the rest.
My favorite album of them. Here they sound more like Ultravox or Visage. So I would consider it, a New Romantic album.