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A fantastic new sound,
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This review is from: Rewind The Film (Audio CD)
The album is acoustic and laid back. There's no rock anthems on there, but it's still brilliant. There's some great tunes and James' voice is as strong as it's ever been. I highly recommend it.
There are three duets on the album, which work really well and the guest vocalists suit the sound of the album perfectly.
The stand out tracks for me at the moment are (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline, and This Sullen Welsh Heart. Personally I think this is a return to form, as I wasn't too keen on Postcards from a Young Man and Send Away the Tigers.
There are some negative reviews on here saying this album isn't traditional Manics rock, but that's not a negative in my opinion. They're simply trying a new direction, which should be commended. If you think about their most acclaimed albums such as the Holy Bible and Everything Must Go, some of the best tracks on there are the slower non-rock ones (Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky, This is Yesterday, etc).
The only negative for me is that I would have liked to have seen a more exciting cover for the album. It looks a bit drab! There were some great individual profile shots of the lads taken for the release, they would have looked great on the cover (in the same style as the Everything Must Go artwork).