Must admit I didn´t understand what all the hype was about until I slapped this on a decent stereo. Played loud this immediately came to life.
This is a fascinating record from the stomping house of,"Handy-man," to the beatiful lonesome lyric of the opener,"Heartbeat." What strikes me is the inventiveness of the beats and the lyrical depth of the songs. I´m a huge fan of,"pass this on," for example. Great steel drum and the aching lyric,"I´m in love with your brother, what´s his name."
Then you´ve got,"The cop," this sounds more like an industrial metal track than the kind of thing you´d expect to find on a dance orientated album. "Hangin out," and,"this is now," are other notable tracks although,"You take my breath away," is a little bit too melodramatic for my own tastes.
This is a quality record and I´m very interested in hearing what comes next.