I agree, luther_gravy. We're told to 'forget the fact there's a britpop era survivor behind what's on show'...and then we're reminded at every turn with clunky references to bands which bear no relation to this music.
Not to stick it to the reviewer, I'm pleased the record's got a positive review here, but it sells it short.
I feel the same way about this album as I did when I first heard those old Scott Walker solo albums or late Talk Talk. It's that good.
...or will you be, like DEAD, cos you're, like, so cool?
"I just find people who are upbeat to be liars".
Wow. You know, when you hit your 20s you're going to be embarrassed to read this stuff.
I'm not a massive Grandaddy fan; I've always liked them when I heard them and I like the big obvious ones like Crystal Lake, but I'm tempted to go and rediscover them now. He seems like a really honest, open, likeable bloke.
Mikkel SHOULD be a regular contributor. Good work.