I've just figured out what's been missing from the last few ZZ Top albums. Not a lack of focus or a decline in skills. They just didn't seem to be having fun like they used to on their '70s albums. Good news. They're having fun again. In style, substance and sound, La Futura, their just released (9/11) 15th studio album is very much like the sound that secured them a place on the porch among the big dogs 40 years ago. Oh yeah, and the fun level is back up there, too.