Backlash is the better album. Concise at 10 songs, no fluff, no filler. 10 classic AOR songs. The break up is palpable and the angst comes through in the performances. Just an amazing album.
I'll always love the debut, but in my minority opinion, it suffers with filler and quite a few songs I skipped then and skip today. Side 1 is possibly untouchable, but side 2 contains