The band's second album went to number one on the strength of the first single, "Manic Monday," twritten especially for the band by Prince
, and its follow-up, "Walk Like an Egyptian," penned by '80s hit-making giant Liam Sternberg
. Though even more polished than the debut, Different Light
is a testament to the mid-'80s sound, replete with synthesizers (Mitchell Froom
assisted); even on Jules Shear's
magnificent "If She Knew What She Wants" and Alex Chilton's
standard "September Gurls," the band's vocal strengths shine through the gloss and their pop sensibilties are not completely lost.