, the Thompson Twins
began incorporating current dance trends, particularly the dense, pyschedelic Manchester sound of the Happy Mondays
. It is an ambitious effort, but it isn't entirely successful -- the group doesn't work the groove as effectively as the Madchester groups, nor do they come up with a catchy dance-pop tune. Instead, you can hear the group work to re-establish themselves as artists. Queer
is an an admirable attempt, but that doesn't make it a good listen.