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4.0 out of 5 stars Something good
It takes a certain perversity to open an album with the lugubrious 9 minute spoken word "Chocolate" especially when so many subsequent tracks would have made ideal openers. Even the Velvet Underground sequenced "The Gift" after the eponymous, uptempo, title track on "White Light White Heat". Perhaps the Tindersticks think, possibly rightly, that the majority of those who...
Published on 21 Feb. 2012 by degrant

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3.0 out of 5 stars Will suit some, but not me...
I have pretty much everything Tindersticks have ever done and I love their music, throughout its various transformations.

This new album was, for me, a disappointment after the excellent Falling Down the Mountain. There are a couple of decent songs here; Show me Everything and This Fire of Autumn being the standouts for me. However, this album seems to be...
Published on 7 Mar. 2012 by Amazon Customer


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4.0 out of 5 stars Rain, rain come away..., 12 May 2012
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A. Milewski "Soul-Gardener" (West Cork, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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It's very similar to the last album, Falling Down The Mountain, in terms of both musical and vocal direction. String instruments, so beautifully complementing Stuart's voice in the older days are practically no more, except song Medicine, the most profound on the album, perhaps.

I was thinking about three stars review, but it's Tindersticks after all and it is still great band, avant-garde rather than pop; uncompromising, even if primitive at times; I admire them for it. That's the price you pay for independence (and too much wine).
However, they gradually move away from the enchanted melodies of The Curtains or Waiting for the Moon in a different direction, more decadent, more uncertain, which is all fine, but the last instrumental piece of the album is shallow and does the album harm. The electro-synthetic sound they use increasingly is fine, minimalist, but for me only tolerable. Those little symphonies of previous albums and their film scores, were much more to my liking. That's where melancholy dwells... in the sounds of real instruments, not their digital clones.
Album well worth buying and listening to, however...
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 17 May 2012
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I hadn't brought a Tindersticks album in years and decided to give this a try after reading a few good reviews. Was pleased that I did as it's a cracking album and has been on heavy rotation ever since. I guess Tindersticks are a bit like the Fall; always the same but a bit different.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Transsexuals and chocolate. What the F!?#, 21 Jan. 2013
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What in Gods green earth were these musicians ( I use this term loosely) thinking!

Two hippos copulating whilst using road salt as a lubricant would sound more coherent than this utter faecal material.

Should avoid like the plague, why because it promises to be a clever tonal landscape but in actuality is a meandering load of pretentious waffle with a little, ( shocking,gasp) sexual innuendo and beat poetry accompanied by some amateur doodling own a synth. That is why.

Do not waste your hard earned duckets on this prattle, go by a cockatoo and choke it to hear similar.
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