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not his best by far
on 13 November 2008
I only tend to write a review when disappointed and in this case I most certainly am. I consider myself a Durado fan, but after stunning favourites "now I'm in your shadow" and " ghost of david" and a couple of excellent EP's, this doesn't come through for me. I have read the other two reviews, I have actually found the opposite applying; by the third play I had really gone off what initially I had hoped would grow on me. I like my Jurado as he recently payed at the Union Chapel in Islington (great venue, by the way), bleak, desolate, bare, exposed, yearning, like a musical version of some of the short stories fiction writer, Raymond Carver wrote, that some reviewers have rightly compared him too.
The songs on this album are not necessarily bad, but like a couple of his other albums, a bit more fuller in sound, too much instrumentation accompanying his songs, not the less is more that makes him great in my opinion. These songs just left me cold and uninterested in what Jurado may be saying, as the atmosphere I associate with the best sounds of Jurado is missing. Pity