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New album is streaming:
but hoping it reveals its wonders gradually. feels a bit all-over-the-place at present
1 or 2 tracks i'm not that keen on like Casino but thats mostly because it feels like its in the wrong place. Instantly loved the first two and last two tracks with the first 2 being the most electronic and 'lineri' being a lovely little ambient almost modern classical, instrumental. The majority of the guitar orientated tracks have really grown on me over repeated listens. Its not quite neon golden but I definitely feel more at home with it than devil... I'd give it am 8.2 or something like that.
and does seem to pack more of a punch than 'the devil you & me'. not sure whether the transition between 'close to the glass' and 'kong' (two very different songs) is brave, beautiful or misguided. definitely an interesting album tho...
The album definitely deserved a more comprehensive and better written review than Drowned in Sound gave it. The score was fine, but the tone is all over the place.
and am quite pleased. It's not as good as Neon Golden (pretty much perfect) or The Devil, You + Me, but I find myself able to listen to it constantly. Kong is brilliant, and I'm surprised at how much I like the Lineri instrumental song. The only one I'm not keen on is 7-Hour-Drive, but it's okay, and the rest make up for it. Steppin' In is quite good too.