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I was pretty underwhelmed by this, compared to all of their previous releases. It has its moments, but far too samey overall.
I wonder how the other one they're doing is coming along. You know the readers suggestions one or whatever it was.
I sort of wonder if* the 'official' album is deliberately a kind of blank canvas/ starting point from which they can go off and record more interesting versions based on the fans' wacky suggestions.
Their stuff since Blueberry Boat has been a bit uneven at times but there's been some terrific stuff and they're never uninteresting in my opinion. Would love them to try another Gallowbirds Bark or EP type record again though.
It has the straightforwardness of a lot of GB (the title track could've come straight off it), and some of the great melodies of EP. But that's about it. Doesn't really take off. For me. All their other albums are pretty much perfect for me, with GB and this one the weakest.
so hopefully it might click better for me.