Album of the Day
It's Valentine's Day - do you want to know what love is? Three years after Foreigner had conquered the charts with 4, the quartet returned with another smash in AGENT PROVOCATEUR. The Atlantic collection sold millions of copies worldwide thanks largely to the strength of hit “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which became the band's only song to top both the U.K. and U.S. singles charts. While that soaring ballad (pairing Lou Gramm's powerful vocals with the New Jersey Mass Choir) remains impressive, there are several other fine cuts among the album's 10 originals, including “Down On Love,” “Growing Up The Hard Way” and Top 40 single “That Was Yesterday.” With writer-guitarist Mick Jones bringing his customary craftsmanship to the production, the arena rock of AGENT PROVOCATEUR remains supremely listenable.