Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
Record label: Universal
Genre(s): Rock, Dance, Alternative
“Don’t judge this album on the first single ‘Rockets’, as it’s far better then (sic) that.” So reads the message on the homepage of one Simple Minds fan site. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s a pretty accurate reflection of where Simple Minds are at these days. It has spent the last 15 years stumbling around with the lack of purpose and focus that befalls a band who was once immensely popular, isn’t any more and doesn’t know how to handle it.