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Rich and subtle,
This review is from: Damaged (Audio CD)
The last album (AwComon/NoYouCmon) was a rather variable double, both in terms of quality and style. 'Damaged' is a big return to top form. Smooth and subtle in the manner of 'Is A Woman' it is however warmer and musically richer that that minimal masterpiece. 'Damaged' at times has the lush orchestration of 'Nixon' although not quite the same up-tempo swagger.
The mood is one of wry and gentle soulfulness. The lyrics are great, and enjoyment of them helped by the fact they are also printed in the booklet!
It is one of those albums that will win you over not by one or two standout tracks but by it's effect as a whole. It grows and reveals complexities on repeated listens and feels to be right amongst their best work.