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I agree, this really is the best album of 2006.
on 23 May 2007
When you are as cool and talented as Richard Butler and responsible for some of the most defining music of the 1980's, what do you do next? Pack up and move to New York and become an artist .... and then surprise everyone with a sublime set of original songs in 2006? Yes is the answer to that. Whilst the Furs lost the plot a bit by the mid 1980's, they still produced some of the best Bristish music ever with President Gas and Talk Talk Talk. Boy, could they write a pop tune with edge! It is such a bonus that Richard Butler has re-discovered that form and "Good Days, Bad Days", "California" , the catchy "Broken Aeroplanes" and "Sentimental Airlines" are as vibrant and original as those early years but in a more mature way. His voice has always been unique and it sounds even better now. As with Lloyd Cole, it seems an Englishman in New York flourishes. This album just gets better and better the more you hear it. Why hasnt the English press caught onto one of their finest singer songwriting treasues? Cant wait for more.