11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
One of my faves of 2005 - for sure,
This review is from: Some Cities (Audio CD)
There is so much going on that on a simple background listen one would miss. I suppose generally it's a chilled album but my body has been discovered to be uncontrollably jigging to the groove. Grooves which tend to be constant in structure with only slight alterations along the way.
I'm now gonna go against all that I've just written and say the word "Epic".
Songs average at 4.30 and, from a recording and mixing point of view, cover a massive range of styles and techniques. A fantastic use of room sounds (I've been told they recorded a lot of the album in an old church (the sleeve states that it was recorded and mixed in 10 different locations!!!) and computer (or otherwise) effects.
I find myself occasionally listening and waiting for the next effect to slip in `cos it always sounds so freakin' ace!!
This is my first time with this band and I can highly recommend it as a starting point. After this I got all their other albums and discovered many delights on the way.
I'd recommend this album to anyone with a cultured and wide range in tastes. It's not too intrusive and has a great mixture of sad and happy songs, leaving you feeling ... well ... alive!
This album will be in and out of my player for the rest of my life. And I'll always find something new!
A lovely chunk of ear candy - eat it NOW!