I had only really been previously aware of the Boo Radleys due to Wake up Boo! and a good friend and singer in my one-time band tipped me off about this album. It has now gone on the win the acolade of my 'favourite album' and I quite simply never tire of hearing it.
I beleive the trio of Kingsize, High as Monkeys and Eurostar are unrivaled as the heart of any album, for sheer beauty and showing a band's quality. These three alone make it an essential purchase, but don't think the other songs are any weaker for them, Comb Your Hair flows along effortlessly, with melodies and emotion lesser bands would kill for, the opener Blue Room in Archway, is joyously experimental, harking back to Giant Steps and the slower songs such as She Is Everywhere and Song From The Blue Room have a grace and intimacy unmatched in modern music.
Having subsequently bought all the band's albums, only the afore-mentioned Giant Steps comes close and the others have suffered unfortunately in the shadow of Kingsize and rarely graced my CD player. If rumours are to be beleived and the lack of success for this album was partly to blame for the band's split, then shame on the record buyers out there for denying us a follow-up