You know how some albums just have a certain something, a sheer energy about them, a raw feel that's difficult to find and even harder to pinpoint? Well "Pure" is one of those albums. I loved it the first time I heard it but unlike some other albums, it's appeal hasn't faded with time, only grown. 3CR play as a tight unit on this album, each track exploring a new and different alleyway - none of the songs sound the same. And what good songs they are - right from the opening moments of the title track, the sound is perfect. The lyrics are equally well written and help add to the albums ability to stand up to repeated listenings. The album as a whole is well textured with acoustic numbers sitting happily next to angry, noisy blasts. It's hard to pick out favourites, but "Pure", "This is My Hollywood", "Nuclear Holiday", "Sunny in England" and "Love's Cradle" are immediate stand-out tracks, although most of the songs on the album have been my personal favourite at various times. If you missed 3CR the first time round (and they weren't here too long) then just pick up this album, give it a listen and who knows, maybe you'll be as amazed as I was.