During the early 80's Echo And The Bunnymen were an excitable post-punk band who knew all about miserablism but made it attractive and pleasant to listen to. Singles like 'The Cutter' and 'The Killing Moon' were huge magnificent dinosaurs of timeless appeal, with a nod to classical strings and yet still maintaining a haunting air of melancholic elegance. 'What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?' has elegance in abundance but gone are the elaborate arrangements; the tunes on offer here are far more stately and perhaps what we would expect for a band who are around the 40 age mark. 'Rust', 'Get In The Car' and 'Baby Rain' and the more urgent-sounding 'Lost On You' work best in this environment and offer the strongest hints of glorious times. As for the rest of the album it would be untrue to say there aren't highlights but one yearns for the halcyon days reached during the 'Porcupine' and 'Ocean Rain' albums.