I have been a big fan of Kosheen consistently throughout their career to date. I like everything they have done. My least favourite album is Kokopelli as the guitars arrived on that album. I am not averse to guitars, but not with my dance and house music. They redeemed themselves with the wonderful "Damage" album which is a great mix of house and dance sounds with pop and trip-hop edge. For me: heaven. I was sad and worried that "Damage" may have been the end of Kosheen as it didn't chart well, unlike the previous two albums. So as you can imagine I am OVER THE MOON that Kosheen have found their "independence."
Its a strong album, sweeping synths with a very dark underbelly, gorgeous and at times ethereal vocals from Sian. The dance rhythms range from pure hard house, breakbeat, drum and bass (mildish) and trip hop and pop. I would say that in a very short time this is going to be better than "Damage" and is already better than "Kokopelli" by miles. I really do think lovers of intelligent dance music, well produced house music and pop with a dance edge will absolutely love it and so I have tagged those phrases in the hope that this album succeeds as it definitely should. Buy it and absorb yourself in it. If they are playing a live set anywhere, as opposed to a DJ set (I am 41 now, lets face it) then I will be taking everyone with me to see them. This album is Excellent.