When they first came to prominence on second album 'Gotham!', Radio 4 seemed to be one of the leading lights of the New York funk-punk scene; a record which breathed new life into music influenced by The Clash's post-'London Calling' material. But although it was still quite a decent album, the slicker sounds of its successor 'Stealing Of A Nation' was worryingly more in tune with a politically-charged version of Duran Duran. So many will rejoice in the news that Radio 4 have returned to their energetic, rhythmic days for their latest album. Sadly, it's more a step backwards than a step forwards as no amount of chugging guitars can compensate for a lack of memorable hooks. True, the title track sees the ire and intensity restored but each subsequent track (barring the stirring 'This Is Not A Test') sounds far too similar to the last one. A disappointingly homogeneous record, to say the least.