- Audio CD (23 Jun 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Matador
- ASIN: B000006OK8
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,942 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Coming Down|
|2. The Clearing|
|5. I Work In A Saloon|
|7. The Smell Of Outdoor Cooking|
|8. General Plea To A Girlfriend|
|9. The First Big Weekend|
|10. Kate Moss|
|11. Little Girls|
|12. Phone Me Tonight|
I would certainly recommend listening to this albumn on a good stereo - a lot of the lyrics sound muffled on bad headphones, making the heavy accents harder to understand. The lyrics are worth it though - Pessemistic, world-weary, but honest and very personal.
This albumn is more varied than some of their later stuff, and one or two tracks are just plain painful to listen to (whistling?) - You certainly can't call this albumn over-produced. This adds to the appeal, though, reflecting the lack of pretention in the music.
In my opinion, this is Arab Strap's best albumn. Buy it, love it, then buy all the ones that follow. You won't regret it.