When a band is cranking out their 3rd album in so many years, they're either on a creative roll or beginning to out stay their welcome. Like Joe Bonamassa of late, The Union are very much the former and seem to have hit their stride and are reaping the rewards. The World is Yours follows the same philosophy as the band's first two albums - diversity. Beautiful acoustic numbers are intermingled with elements of the blues, jazz, bluegrass, punk and straight ahead rock and roll. Constant throughout however, is Peter Shoulder's amazing vocal talents. The boy can't half sing, with a rare ability to cover all the demands of the varying musical styles the album throws at him. One minute he's lamenting lost love (Fading Out of Love) and the next he's screaming his head off (Wreck My Scene - Think the bastard love child of Bridge Burning and White Limo from the last Foo Fighters album. Chris Childs and Dave McCluskey on bass and drums respectively, go wonderfully mental). Luke Morley is also on fine form given the freedom to let loose a little and write in such a flourishing partnership. You Can Share My Dreams is a beautiful love song which fades into the final acoustic meanderings of Sawtooth Mountain Ride with ease and grace. Stand out tracks are hard to pinpoint but special mentions have to go to the title track which is brooding, dark and pure evil and Marie Celeste, a banjo - rich, ahoy - there tale of shipping misfortune complete with artistic chain dropping, anvil clanking and pouring rain. Nothing damp about this new one from The Union though - it's fab, go out and buy it. Album of the year?