I wasnt dazzled by the used last album, i found it bland at first and after a few spins it grew more but there was still something feeble about it in parts.
The years since have passed, as they do, and the used seemed to be the forgotten band and if im honest i wasnt running to get this when it came out, there was less advertising for this than at any time before and i wasnt sure if they were the band i first fell in love with anymore.
This album landed in my lap a good few weeks ago now and i can honestly say that this is the bands finest work, well as close to the quality of their stunning debut as i have heard.
The album isnt heavy and thats ok, its dark but it all feels more natural, less forced, less of the case of trying to find radio air play perhaps, i aint sure what, but i know this is ear gold.
The hunger is back perhaps, its just a real joy to know that they have thrown their hearts back into it again, a real success. 4.5 out of 5