I was a massive Dogs fanboy back in the day inbetween 1989 & 1997. I bought EVERYTHING with the Dogs D'Amour & Tyla name on it , & went back & bought their earlier stuff: Satellite Kid, Graveyard Of Empty Bottles, Erroll Flynn, In The Dynamite Jet Saloon, Straight, All Or Nothing, More Unchartered Heights Of Disgrace, The Life & Times Of A Ballad Monger, Gothic & The Nocturnal Nomad Demos. Every single, ep, album release was an event. I saw them live many times. Then the band drifted apart. I lost interest when Tyla started putting out poorly recorded unproduced demo like albums that sounded absolutely nothing like The Dogs D'Amour, I thought started off fans when he started using the Dogs D'Amour name for a further two poorly recorded, badly mixed, un-produced demo like albums that sounded absolutely nothing like The Dogs D'Amour. I thought he had totally lost the plot when he released the techno album . However I still bought these albums, & each time I expected something better than the last. Each time I expected something like the quality of The Dogs D'Amour. Each time I was severely disappointed. I lost interest completely & moved onto other things, dipping in & out with Happy Ever After & Cyber Recordings. I basically stopped listening to what used to be my favourite band/artist for almost TWENTY YEARS. I read about this album expecting the worst I didn't put in a pre order, however something was telling me that this might be something good, with a new producer onboard to help get the best of out the band, a (supposedly) well respected Pledge website (but that is another story). I first heard the Black Confetti, & thought THIS is what The Dogs D'Amour were all about. I was one of the last to Pledge & one of the first to receive the album (work that one out?). This album is truely back on form to what you expect from The Dogs D'Amour. There's no Ste James, Jo Dog, Darrel, or Bam, but don't let that put you off. The passion is back in the songs, that mix of acoustic & electric guitars, the well played basslines & drums, the honkytonk piano tinkling away in the background, the awesome sax solos that kick in right at the right moment, its all there - that Dogs D'Amour sound. Standout Tracks for me - Black Confetti, Bottle Of Red, Empire, Fk Off Devil, I don't love anyone, Monster, Movie Star. I wouldn't exactly call it a comeback album as Tyla had never really gone away, but if there ever was a Dogs comeback album, this would be it. ?Keeping my eye on the Tavern for more releases.