This is a very good album indeed. Okay, I'm a committed McNabb fan. I was never into the Icicle Works and I confess that my attention was first drawn to him over 10 years ago by the presence of Ralph and Billy from Crazy Horse on the excellent "Head Like A Rock" album (seems McNabb and I share a lifetime affection for a certain shambling "shakey" Canadian guy). Nevertheless, from that point on I've got every album and been lucky enough to catch Ian live three times here in the North East of England.
I would put this album in the top 4 Ian McNabb albums. The foerst half is acoustic with keyboards and features some typically great McNabb songs like "There Oughta Be A Law", "Western Eyes", "The Lonely Ones" (complete with nifty autotone treated vocal and "Finally Getting Over You".
The second half is electric, but by no means one-paced, starting with the recent single "Let The Young Girl..." and culminating with a band reprise of "The Lonely Ones". I don't expect to hear a better rock track than the latter this year.
Excellent, sustained quality album from one of the very best - yet also arguably the most annoyingly under-rated - talents on the UK music scene today.