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This review is from: Schoolyard Ghosts (CD + DVD) (Audio CD)
Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness have delivered another slick piece of mostly-mellow and immaculately turned-out avant-pop with 'Schoolyard Ghosts'.
Minimal in places, and then jarringly clattery in the occasional place, the album positively glistens with production sheen. Lyrically, it is whimsical but accessible, and overall a satisfying and beautiful listen.
The only thing stopping it getting the full 5 stars is the one-dimensional delivery in Bowness' delicate and breathy lead vocals - he is reminiscent of Eric Matthews in that sense - where is the grit and guts?
But then that is what No-Man is all about - regret, loss, pain, beauty - but no revenge.