Don’t Let Up
Let’s face it, Night Ranger have been an “old man’s band” for many years now. Most people don’t even realize that they’re even still active, nor could care less about hearing anything other than the “classics” at their shows. Yet here they are, twelve albums into their career and still going.
Don’t Let Up starts out promising with the upbeat “Somehow Someway,” and closes with a decent enough power ballad in the shape of “Nothing Left of Yesterday.” Unfortunately, everything else in between is not much more than just filler. The majority of the material found here – right down to the album cover itself – comes off as just plain dated. As a live act, Night Ranger still puts on a good show (this is speaking from personal experience), but unfortunately their appeal these days doesn’t stretch much further than simple nostalgia.