This album really is quite remarkable. The incredible diversty, ranging from poppy guitar songs (Don't Leave) to classic dance beats (Insomnia, Salva Mea) mean that it is continually interesting. Although there are some tracks that are a little below par (If Lovin' You is Wrong for example) the standard is, in general, very high.
The track Reverence reminds me of some Leftfield tracks from Rhythm and Stealth, perhaps Dusted or Chant of a Poor Man. Don't Leave features Jamie Catto's excellent voice. A simple but touching love song it is an unecessary but pleasant change from Maxi Jazz's deadpan. Salva Mea is a standout track, getting more and more interesting with each new section. You keep expecting that as the beats change the next part can never live up to the previous one, but it consistently rewards. If Lovin' You is Wrong gives the impression that maybe it's trying a little too hard to be sexy, certainly a lowlight of the album. Angeline is a return to form, and a return to good old-fashioned singing and songwriting. Unusually in three-time, it is simply a great song. Insomnia needs little description it is such a classic track, the only caveat being the lyrical difference to the radio edit. Dirty Ol' Man is another weaker track, but is by no means a bad song, it simply suffers from a poor chorus. Flowerstand Man is somewhat meandering and hard to follow, but, again, by no means a bad song. Baseball Cap is another Maxi Jazz rapping vehicle, and works quite well. Drifting Away is a return to the club sound. The two remixes included on the limited edition are quite reasonable as bonus tracks, but neither is better than the original.
Simply put, this album is a wonderfully eclectic mix of songwriting, hip-hop and British club sounds, leading the listener through genres as diverse as trance folk with a generous amount of London hip-hop and a touch of soul here and there, and deserves a place in any music enthusiasts collection.