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A blinder!.....it just took me a while to realise it!,
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Having picked this record up when it was offically released in the UK it's fair to say I was pretty disappointed at first. I didn't really get much of a kick from most of the songs when I played it (except, naturally, "Mirror Mirror") and it eventually slipped further down my album pile (which is quite a drop!).
The sheer brilliance of Ryan Adam's "Gold" finally got me motivated to put it on again, and this time I actually gave it chance. What's pretty clear to me is that this album is a bit of a strange old fish because it is a real grower, and now I'm having trouble NOT playing it!
It puzzles me when I look back on reviews from magazines like Mojo, which implied this was the sound of a knackered band on it's last legs, whose major stars were just itching to get on with their solo careers, because it's utter rubbish! This is a great album which is full of soul that is utter infectious, and I'm starting to reach the opinion that it is better than "Strangers Almanac" (which is quite a claim).
Fans of Ryan's "Heartbreaker" or "Gold" should certainly pick this up without hesitation because it's a great, great record with a lot of heart and cracking good tunes!