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5.0 out of 5 stars
Like a pair of Jeans, 22 Jun. 2013
On first buying "Spirit of Eden" after reading the favourable reviews from the dirty fingered print musical papers. ( used to get so much for your money then). I thought it was a big joke that I wasn't in on. Apart from one song I really didn't get it. Some years on I was considering selling my vinyl collection and decided to play every one of the 3000 albums. I was painting the lounge wall when I got to "Eden" . The blips and crackles which only vinyl delivers added to the confusion. What I remembered as a "mostly" lifeless effort had, incomprehensively turned into a prize fighter which floored me for the rest of the day. I played it over and over........ and still am. Where / How does material like this grow, where is it planted and who's got the key to Greenhouse? Every time I play this album I hear something new and it gets better every time. So much so I bought "Laughing Stock" and closed the blinds for the rest of the weekend. They won't get your mates up dancing but they may be the missing link between popular music and the next step into adulthood and may.. just nudge you in the back to a world of big ears and new opinions.