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There's a place where the music plays,
This review is from: Roots & Echoes (Audio CD)
I'm not bothered about whether this album is 'safe' or not, let's just enjoy some damn good music. The Coral have yet again produced an album of high quality, not only in terms of songwriting and musicianship but also of production. The Gallaghers' studio can be used again for me, and they should keep both Craig Silvey and Ian Broudie to twiddle the dials.
James Skelly's vocals are his best yet, much more vitality and expression than on The Invsible Invasion but more mature and subtle than on the first two albums. I also like the string orchestration; it's a first for The Coral, but it adds extra depth and layering to the songs, particularly to Music at Night.
I honestly don't think there's a weak track on this album unlike some of its predecessors. Standouts for me are Put the Sun Back, Jacqueline and the awesome She's Got a Reason.