Following a brief period of arty, self-conscious indulgence, Squeeze
decided to return to the more straight-ahead pop of their classic period. Babylon and On
strips back a bit and, although the return is a welcomed one, much of the material misses the mark, and the move seems a little forced. Flaws aside, there are some moments of inspiration, and the near-novelty of "Hourglass," unfortunately not one of those moments, became the band's biggest Stateside hit.