The Alarm – Change – Cassette
Change is the fourth studio album by the Welsh rock band The Alarm, released in 1989. The Alarm gained popularity in the 1980s with their anthemic and politically charged rock sound, often drawing comparisons to bands like U2 and The Clash.
Change marked a significant shift in The Alarm’s musical direction, as they embraced a more polished and radio-friendly sound. The album features a blend of energetic rock songs and introspective ballads, showcasing the band’s melodic sensibilities and Mike Peters’ passionate vocals.
Notable tracks from the album include the title track “Change,” “Prison Without Prison Bars,” and “A New South Wales.” These songs display The Alarm’s anthemic sound, with catchy hooks, memorable choruses, and uplifting lyrics.
Change was a commercial success for The Alarm, particularly in the United States, where it reached the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album received positive reviews from critics who praised its melodic songwriting and the band’s ability to evolve their sound while maintaining their passionate and socially conscious lyrics.
While Change represented a departure from The Alarm’s earlier, more raw sound, it remains an important album in their discography. It showcases their ability to adapt to the musical landscape of the late 1980s while still retaining their core identity.
Change is a recommended listen for fans of The Alarm and for those interested in the rock music of the 1980s. It captures the band’s continued commitment to delivering powerful and inspiring music, even as their sound evolved.
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic seal
Devolution Workin Man Blues
Love Don’t Come Easy
Where A Town Once Stood
Prison Without Prison Bars
How The Mighty Fall
Rivers To Cross
A New South Wales