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This review is from: Into The Woods (Audio CD)
Any songwriter who writes the line "I'd rather have you than sing these shit songs" deserves a medal. Mr Middleton is that man... the opening song "Break My Heart" is a classic; not just for that line but a myriad of other belters. The lyrics throughout are dark in subject matter but there's a real black humour in there too. There are also some real gems of songs with some beautiful lines, my favourite being "Devastation", which inlcudes "I've never been so lonely as when you're in the next room" and "I sorry for the silence, I'm sorry for the noise. You know I'll make it up to you with a million steak McCoys."
It's definately more tuneful than Arab Strap... obvious comparisons with Belle & Sebastian but there's a harder edge. Oh, just buy it. It's great!