I have to say that I was a little wary of this album when I first bought it. I had heard 'Mathematics' a few months earlier and it had collected up more than 100 plays on my iPod, no song in a long time had got me as excited. Then 'People Help The People' was released and that also blew me away. So when the album came out I was doubtful as to whether it could keep up with this high standard, how wrong was I. It really is a beautiful record. Full of chiming melodies and thoughful lyrics, every track has a wonderful hook and Simon Aldreds Morrisey esque voice lights it up. There are hints of Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, Suede and even country greats like Willie Nelson. The aformentioned tracks are for me the standouts, but 'Dead Mans Suit' and '4am' are just as good.
I cant really say much more about this record. Its just brilliant. Amid all the dross thats around today its nice to see that some are still capable of making music this good.