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A low-point in Morcheeba's album output, just OK and only for the dedicated fan
on 27 March 2011
Morcheeba's third album is almost invariably seen by fans of the quirky Brit-trio as definitely not having a place amongst their better output.
The first two numbers `World looking in' and `Rome wasn't built in a day' are very much in the mode of `Big Calm': trip-hop at its best, tuneful with a steady, chilled rhythm and interesting instrumentation augmenting the clear vocal line. However from there on in it's generally not good news, as the compositions lose their way in a mish-mash of upbeat gospel and reggae rhythms unsuited to the Godfreys' more subtle talents. The band simply fails to surprise and delight as they often prove they can.
This album is a dip in Morcheeba's usual high standards of originality, descending at times into the unremarkable and formulaic. If you're new to Morcheeba, give this a miss for now and instead listen to `Who Can You Trust', `Big Calm' or even better, `Dive Deep' to appreciate how good they can be.
FoF has its moments, but overall is for diehard fans only.