First of all I appear to be in a minority of one as the LP is getting great reviews.
Second of all I loved the Witchy Woman 7". A raucous blast of heavy psych, it was one of my favourite records of 2010.
Third of all, if Tim Cohen is having relationship issues then I sympathise. How do you express pain and anguish in song? Tim does it by stringing together cliches from 40 years of break-up records. Fools fall in love but you ain't gonna hurt him. The musical palette has been cleansed of any noise at all, foregrounding the melodies and lyrics - this is Fresh & Onlys doing straightahead, professionally played indie rock with the mildest 80s tinge. They thus end up sounding like late period Echo & The Bunnymen and the worse news is that the songs just don't stand up to the level of scrutiny that the clarity affords - all are kind of bland and unmemorable. Foolish Person bucks the trend by being just straight out bad, like sixth form poetry complete with angry guitar coda. So back to Witchy Woman people, until Tim gets over whoever it was who did this to him.