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5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than Hot Fuss - but give it time!, 17 Nov 2006
I have to admit, after the the first couple of plays of this much anticipated album I was disappointed - it didn't seem to have the instantly memorable melodies of Hot Fuss and seemed darker and less accessible.
However, something changed after the 4th or 5th play through - the melodies are there, and are great - they just take more time to recognise. Played loud in the car, it really comes into its own - and the Razorlight album which follows it on my cd multiplayer sounds like a boy band in comparison!
I have to say that I now think this is just as good, if not better than Hot Fuss. It's got two dodgy tracks, but out of 13 that's ok and the rest of the album makes up for it.
This is a fantastic album - just give it time!