This is a mellow and mature album, and you can tell a lot went into its creation. Melodically he has matured a lot and brings a very spritely range of tunes to the songs here.
It's a pretty laid back affair. I enjoyed it a great deal but don't know when I'll be in the mood for it again. Even so, some beautiful stuff here, but definitely a mood album.
While it's very left of centre I'd certainly recommend the big pile of awesome that is Sherlock Holmes and the Flying Zombie Death Monkeys
. Hilarious, original and extremely witty, it's a hit for an unsung English humorist. Top banana!