thea gilmore's second album, 'rules for jokers' confirms her cult status as a truly talented and uniquely british singer, songwriter and musician. Her first album 'the lipstick conspiracies' rarely leaves my autochanger, and was an unexpected discovery. Originally purchased because it was featured on the naim label who are renowned for the quality of their recordings. Best described as adult contemporary folk/rock, this new album slows down the pace, but with the same strong lyrics, and gilmore's smooth effortless voice flowing over a rhythmically played accoustic guitar- fantastic. It's dificult to pick favourite tracks as they are all so good, but two that stand out are track 5 'st lukes summer' and track 13 'inverigo.' The quality of the recording is excellent too. When will her next album be out?