It's never been that hard to write a review for a lamb-album. Being a die-hard-fan, capable of flying to different countries to get to a gig, i should be condemned to adore anything made by them.
And yet, it's different this time. The new album still has the special lamblike emotional intenseness, that lambfans are so in love with. Even more than on the other three records. It surely is the most intimate album of all. Lou seems to have discovered, that all her beautifull love-songs of the past also have a darker side. "i didn't know darkness until now.", being first line of the cd, is just the beginning.
And in this, it became an album of thoughts, assembled with a soundtrack to them. Less songs than before, more playing with sounds, less pulling beats, less exploding happiness. More time to think.
I know I'll still grow into it. But I'll need more time than before. 5 points, no doubt, but expect no "Gabriel" or "Gorecki" on this one (as maybe i did, when i pre-ordered it). They've taken a break from writing "hits", a break to ruminate.