4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Different but endlessly listenable, great in its way,
This review is from: Foreign Affairs (Audio CD)
Fan for 30 years, seen him both times in th UK over the past 18 years, big fan.
Yep, its different to the rest of his albums though none the worse for that.
I probably pull foreign affairs as often as any other album. Listenable, yep; tender; yep; schmaltzy - well, yep in a post irony way that he does so lightly.
And, you know, his heartbreak songs are only the width of a bible flyleaf from seeing redemption...similarly his love songs are only a missed heartbeat from tearing tragedy...thats why we love him so isn't it?
Not typcal Tom, but a classic all the same, 5 bleary stars please.