...this is most definitely a Tim Booth album, and an intensely personal one at that. The album starts somewhat slowly, and I admit feeling some trepidation as the first couple songs were pleasant, but not very engaging. The first single, "All About Time," is a quick little ditty, but ultimately not very meaty. But, midway through the album, there is a gradual shift, and the latter songs reflect the elegance and craftsmanship we've come to love from James (comparisons are inevitable). Though you don't have the hooks, choruses and melodies that will move an arena in unison, you do have some soaring and beautiful music. "Bless 'em All" is simply glorious, and builds to a crescendo that will have me singing out loud as I run through the woods. If you like "The Shining" from "Pleased to Meet You," then you will like this album, especially the latter half. If you really like the uptempo, driving pop of "The Night Before," then you may find this album somewhat slow and sparce. Ultimately, I love the obvious care and intensity with which Tim imbues the songs. Maybe not good for dancing and bouncing around with a crowd at a concert, but wonderful for personal time.