Another beautiful album from one of the most consistent musicians this country has to offer.
Every time a new Ed Harcourt album comes along, I find myself excited but quietly resigned to the fact that it will be difficult to live up to the expectation of his last. Thankfully, this is yet to happen, far from it in fact, and long may it continue!
'The Last Cigarette' is a beautifully haunting acoustic number that grabbed my attention immediately, leaving me in a state of silence until the very last note. 'Rain on The Pretty Ones' is simply as good as anything he's written previously and 'Good Friends are Hard To Find' is a perfect album closer. A strange song that despite it's sad melody and lyrics, left me smiling throughout.
Another stunning album to rival 'Here Be Monsters' and 'Strangers' (my two personal favourites).
Buy this album, wait till dark, turn out the lights and enjoy.