Pop wordsmiths and hitmakers Glenn Tillbrook and Chris Difford recently reformed their seminal New Wave band Squeeze, sort of, to create and record an album of songs (their 14th studio album, and first set of original tunes since 1998) that fans will warm to immediately. Highlights include the album’s title track, and the first single, “Happy Days.” There is a song, “Only Fifteen,” which may spark some controversy. Otherwise, with terrific support from new band members, backup singers and skillfull production––and the fact that these guys can’t write a bad song—the result is very Cool for Cats.
Score: 9 out of 10
From the Cradle to the Grave
Producer: Glenn Tilbrook and Laurie Latham