“The Tenement Year” is the sixth album for the Cleveland, Ohio, Art-Post-Punk Rockers fronted by David Thomas, the only constant member of the group. After a six-year hiatus Thomas reunites with his ‘old’ band and the classic line-up consisting of bassist Tony Maimone, drummer Scott Krauss and synthesist Allen Ravenstine. Here are portents of a poppier sound, there’s a bit of surf and even a sweet-tempered ballad called ‘We Have The Technology’. The original 11 track 1988 album is extended to 17 tracks including 2 live tracks. “The Tenement Year” is according to critics not only the most accessible but probably also their best album.