Just how short can a record review be? Four sentences, you say? Three?
Try two sentences.
Enjoy as Allmusicguide's William Ruhlmann gives us an overzealous account of Ultravox's Eno-produced debut.
"John Foxx proves to have an odd, Bowie-influenced vision, here aided and abetted by Brian Eno (then a Bowie crony) and Steve Lillywhite. "My Sex" and "I Want to Be a Machine" are standouts."
Notice the bizarre reference to cronyism (Eno is regarded as Bowie's crony? How/Why?). And while it's helpful that William chooses two cuts as high points, he fails to provide a rudimentary explanation in reference to:
1. the music
3. the sound quality
4. group interplay
These are all simple elements that make up a music review. Where are they? How do they go missing? Why?
For shame, allmusic, for shame.