Graham Coxon has long been given the credit for the musical reinvention of blur, that helped the group regain credibility in 1997, and rightly so. His own personal taste in more lo-fi american rock helped to group to produce more experiemtal and varied sound, that has lead them on to produce much of their best material.
Grahams first solo album, in contrast, was a mostly unsuccessful effort, dragged down by a number of unexciting folk songs, but partially saved by a couple of good tunes (I Wish & Who The F***).
His second album 'The Golden D' was a massive improvement, and showed that Graham could be considered a talented and varied song-writer/musician, without the aid of blur. However, with his 3rd solo album Graham has stepped back towards his earlier effort, and once again confused lo-fi with tuneless.
Again we are given a mostly folk collection, of aimless tunes, and strange but unexciting chord changes, that does little to excite, and much to annoy. Only 4 songs manage to leave much of an impression (Burn It Down, Bonfires, Thank God For The Rain & You Never Will Be) which earn this album its 2 stars, but on the evidence of Grahams last album 'The Golden D', this is a major step backwards.