It's been a while since I gave Cheap Trick's 2009 release a spin. I remember thinking at the time that "The Latest" felt like one of their best. I would play a few tracks here and there, the faves from the record like "Everybody Knows" and "Closer," but yesterday, having tracked down a very rare vinyl copy of the record, I decided to give the whole thing a go. Loved it so much, I played it twice, giving Side Two a third spin, a few hours later. It's been eight years since its release, still in 2009, it could have been considered a late career masterpiece. I still feel that way.