Remember when Bryan Adams went all sexy and started wearing makeup and singing about underwear in the mid-90s? It was a dark period for everybody. That's what this "loud" new record from Welsh rockers Stereophonics reminds me of. Sure, they throw some heavily cooked rock on the barby, riffing like a Welsh Audioslave and peppering their glammed-up tunes with some clever synth touches. But, all the bluster can't hide the fact that raspy singer Kelly Jones is trying way too hard to be a super-sexy crazy cool rock guy. Gimme some Rod Stewart right fucking now.