Top positive review
Not their best album as a whole, but great in parts.
on 9 April 2001
The opening song, 'Shitbag 9', is an ample opener but not what I would call vintage Gomez, with 'bring your loving..' sounding like it would fit in well on Liquid skin. 'Emergency surgery' submereges you into the cool, atmospheric groove that I think Gomez pull off so well. Tracks 4,5,6 & 7 are truly excellent and you soon find yourself lying back, eyes closed, allowing every crackling melody to wash across you. Following that, tracks 12 and 13 stuck out in my mind as excellent offerings, and worthy of being on either of their earlier albums. 'The Cowboy song' and 'Getting Better Man' are both good fun but probably not what I would have chosen to end an album on. Definately worth a listen for any Gomez fan.