Mint Royale's first album On The Ropes was such an outstanding tour de force that you couldn't help wondering how the hell they were ever going to live up to it with their sophomore effort. And the answer is, by not trying to repeat it: doing something different, yet still not unrecognisable. And I would say the result is not a disappointment at all, as I feared it might be. Overall, it is a more relaxed and more "serious" affair, which even reminds of Moby in places, but the melodies sound just as fresh, and for those of us who miss the playful beats, we have more dancey tunes like The Sexiest Man in Jamaica and 54. I am happy to confirm now that I continue to be a die-hard fan of this fantastic duo.