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5.0 out of 5 stars
Amber: third time lucky?, 26 Jan. 2006
It's been a long wait for this album as its predecessor, Cedars, was released in 2003 and Amber has therefore been a long time in the making. However, hopefully it will be the breakthrough album for Clearlake as they are an excellent and original band worthy of greater attention. Standout tracks for me are "No kind of life", "You can't have me", "I hate it that I got what I wanted" (great title and sentiments!) and "Widescreen". For anyone who hasn't heard them before, I suppose I would describe Clearlake's music as a mixture of the introspective (words)and both thrashy and tuneful but with quiet bits (music). This album is noticeably rockier than the previous two, Cedars and Lido, but that's not a bad thing at all. They really do deserve greater recognition, and I commend Amber to everyone!