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on 11 June 2003
I have been a Tindersticks-fan for many years. But after the splendid album "Simple Pleasures" and the rather disappointing "Can Our Love", I had the feeling their inspiration had run dry. Was I wrong!
This is definitely a good album, even though it does not have tracks that really stand out, except maybe "My Oblivion", which is currently my favourite track.
What struck me was the big influence of Dickon Hinchliffe on this album. His singing is much more prominent. He has written or co-written most of the lyrics.
Having listened to the album a number of times, I should say that it sounds more mellow, more romantic than most previous albums. Most tracks do not have that "dark edge" that would characterise Tindersticks' music in the past.
I dare say, it is an album to listen to while your watching the summer sun set in the West, with a glass of wine, and with an absent loved one on your mind who is due to return in the next couple of days. Melancholy and Romance.