One wonders how that works. That a band after 44 years of existence, 17 studio albums, big hits and almost even bigger flops still sounds the same on album number 18. The Simple Minds prove that this is possible with this work, which must therefore be beyond all smug criticism.

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    Because music has existed for a long time – and there is Simple Minds music. So alarm guitars, keyboard streaks, thumping drums in a medium tempo and slightly socially critical lyrics that are sung in melodies that are as close as possible. The fact that since “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” there have been no more real hits, but only narrowly failed anthems, Jim Kerr and his youth buddies have almost raised this to an art form. In this cosmos, DIRECTION OF THE HEART is an excellent album. In the rest of the world? doesn’t really matter.

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