If you are a fan of Pulp, you will love this record. David Gedge, the mastermind behind Cinerama, has a knack for writing very quirky (albeit, catchy) tunes colored with lyrics of love-lorn desperation. Gedge's raw and impassioned vocals are backed by a standard Brit-pop ensemble - chiming guitars, slick percussion, melodic bass, appropriately placed backing vocals, and lots of strings and winds. BUT, the thing that sets Cinerama apart from Brit-pop bands is their totally unique pop sensibility. Where most Brit-pop bands have become homogenized and predictable, Cinerama sounds fresh and original. Most of the songs on this album (which is actually a collection of singles and B-sides from Cinerama's Disco Volante period) are very catchy - almost gnawingly addictive. If you like the sound of this record, check out The Wedding Present, Gedge's 80's/90's band - the same great melodies and lyrics with a darker and rawer production.