Top critical review
Huge, huge letdown
on 5 October 2015
What on earth happened here? I don't write many reviews, but felt I had to for this - it's garbage. Anyone giving it 5 stars must be a friend or relative trying to do them a favour, this is tripe. Gone are the airy breathy beautiful vocals, catchy melodies, and bittersweet moments of the first album, they've been replaced with what sounds like awful Bryan Ferry demos. Thank god the first 2 albums are this way round, as if they dropped this turd first, we'd have all missed out on Reservior. By track 4 you'll be grabbing the cd case to check it's the same band. Then just when you think after hearing Tunguska that it might be ok, on comes a time wasting instrumental. Then the next track, his awful vocal kicks back in, and you realised you had it good when he wasn't singing. By track 10 on the second listen, I can't wait for the album to end so I can draw a line under it and never listen to it again.
If you loved the debut, I'd strongly suggest a stream of this first, it's barely worth the space on your cd shelf. Nice artwork tho.