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Is this the best Low CD yet?
on 23 September 2002
Those people lucky enough to see the band earlier this year would have heard a few tantalising snippets of the new material. The CD versions do not disappoint and it is my view that the production of this album is way better than anything they have done previously.
They have pretty much dispensed with the crashing snare drum (overused on some of their earlier stuff), and adopted a much more subtle approach to rhythym. Instrumentally, also, they have developed a much broader sound and this works perfectly with their intimate vocal style.
The magnificent "Tonight" has lovely ambient backing track and even a hint of voice treatment. Mimi Parker owns my favourite singing voice ever and I would never have believed it could be improved artificially, but somehow they seem to have pulled it off.
This is an album made by a band who know exactly what they are doing, and are not afraid to experiment and develop. The jangly guitars in "Canada" and "Snowstorm" add a bit of urgency to the proceedings and succeed in preventing "Trust" from becoming one-paced.
Add to the mix some of the prettiest singing (especially from Mimi) to be heard anywhere and you have an album that is just about as good as it gets.
If you are Low fan you should buy this album. If you are not a Low fan you should buy this album and become one.