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5.0 out of 5 stars
Probably one of the greatest records of the last 10 years, 1 Mar. 2002
To overstate just how brilliant this record is would be a difficult task indeed. To overstate what a tragedy it is that the Afghan Whigs never became as huge as they should have done is even harder.
Put simply, 'Gentleman' is as close to genius as any rock band either side of the Atlantic came during the 1990's. It really is that good.
This record is the pinnacle of their career - there are many influences here (and I won't do the band the discredit of making lazy comparisons), but the sound is unquestionably all their own. As for the lyrics; there's a depth and poetry to them that any lyricist would die for.
Your actions from here should be:
1. Buy this record.
2. Let the music grow on you (as all the best music does).
3. Lay back and say: 'This is it. How did I let myself miss this one?'
You are going to be totally slain by what you hear. Enjoy.