Power-pop was very much of the moment; bands who held on as late as 1985 had to lose the silly ties and modify their sound or face ridicule. The Romantics
certainly followed the rules with Rhythm Romance
. This time the band is pictured on the cover dressed in black leather and bigger hair. They've become full-fledged arena rockers complete with a big ultraslick production ... and an utterly forgettable batch of songs.