I ordered this album without great expectation after seeing an average score of 4 stars here on amazon, but it has greatly exceeded my expectations. In my opinion it's every bit as good as Way Beyond Blue and International Velvet.
As always with Catatonia there's real variety of musical style here, from the ultra pop melodies of Karaoke Queen, Londinium and She's A Millionaire to the more serious and sophisticated Bulimic Beats and Shoot The Messenger and the awesome and powerful Dazed, Beautiful and Bruised, which is possibly Catatonias best piece of music, and would be one of the best songs I've ever heard if it had an extra verse.
As well as the variety there's the same top notch songwriting all the way through the album, and of course Cerys Matthews wonderful voice. Maybe it's not pop enough for some people, but Catatonia albums have always had this same variety. Otherwise I'd have to figure some people made up their minds after only one listen, which doesn't work with any music.
If you like any of the other albums you need to own this one too. Only tiny downside, no welsh language songs.