This album, whilst very good on first listen, is definitely a 'grower'.
A more 'acoustic' album than most of the previous offerings, it quietly creeps up on you until you realise that, wow, this truly is a fantastic offering.
The lyrics have a minimalist feel about them. Let me explain what I mean. There are not that many per song because they say all that is needed and any more would be superfluous.
My favourites are the opener 'Dead in the Water',a track that builds quietly into a bombastic, frantic finish, 'Wilting Violet', the incredibly evocative 'Little Man' (I won't go into why on such a public forum) and the last track, a glorious 8-minute mini-epic 'We Love You' (to me a smaller version of my all-time favourite track, 'Remember Us').
Fans of cebrebral 'indie' music such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Elbow, etc., (note - music, not 3-minute look at me playing my guitar in a rock way trendy pop indie') will appreciate this album.