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More B Sides,
This review is from: What Is Love For (Audio CD)
I mean this as a compliment. The songs sound a lot like the Del Amitri B Sides that graced the singles from the Waking Hours/Change Everything era. (This included my favourite Dels song, Another Letter Home).
What you have here is stripped back, beautifully crafted songs, with a simple uncluttered, largely acoustic arrangement. The songs have something to say and they say it well. I've heard the songs described as 'heavy hearted'and that about covers it. Not depressing but dealing with some of the bleaker aspects of life from loss of love, rejection and bereavement to a general disillusion with society. Whether he does or not, we'll never know, but Justin sounds like he is singing from bitter experience and he means every word. Soulful, moving and engaging.
If you liked Del Amitri you will not be disappointed and if your are just a fan of great songs you'll be hard pushed to do better than this.