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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Most Mature and Best So Far, 11 May 2006
In terms of song quality, Will Young really does get better and better, and that also goes for his songwriting. And I have to say the songs that Will co-wrote on this album are, in the main, my favourites. Stand-out tracks for me are Keep On (excellent, funky, lively stuff) All I Want (quirky, soulful pop), Think About It (brilliant brass) and Home (wow! beautiful-sad) - four very different songs. Of the tracks he didn't write I like Ain't Such A Bad Place To Be best, it's just so unusual and funky and original. The best ballad - I wouldn't classify Home as a ballad, it's too quirky for that label - is All Time Love: simple, heartfelt, beautifully sung and with very good lyrics, written by J. Hartman.
The award for the 'weirdest' song goes to Happiness - salsa-inflected and makes you want to dance in a strange and uncool style, but it's somehow addictive and somehow fits quite well into this eclectic album.
The only (slight) disappointment is Save Yourself, a bit boring and predictable/repetitive, but it's the shortest track, which is a saving grace!
Vocally it's not as good as his debut, From Now On, but if he keeps on recording such good and varied songs I can forgive him.