Not one of their better albums,
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This review is from: Islands (Audio CD)
Since the guitarist and main songwriter Fridrik Karlsson left before this album I wondered how they would cope. The answer is they didn't.
There is nothing here that makes the album an essential purchase. Production is poor and instead of their bright vibrant sound everything sounds soft warm and musty as if they were after a 70s recording feel to proceedings. The guitar solos are numerous and overbearing. There are no memorable tracks and it was a chore to sit through.
They need to have a discussion about the direction to take in the future. Maybe Fridrik can be persuaded to come back as a songwriter as without him there's not a lot here.
I am hoping this is just an aberration. If the next one is like this then oh dear.