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still interesting.....but losing ground
on 20 January 2009
i truly loved anthonys debut album, which for sure is one of the best albums of the last ten years. very original, beautiful instrumentation, and a collection of exceptionally strong songs. the follow up 'i am a bird now' i didnt get at all. the songs were weaker, the instrumentation sparser, anthonys voice sounded different and the songs were mostly angsty-sexuality things. plus it had the god-awful boy george on it! this album is a return to the form of the debut in many ways, but with the exception of a few songs, the material is still weaker - though stronger than 'bird' - anthonys voice has returned and also the nice instrumentation of the debut
standout tracks are'her eyes are underneath the ground' 'one dove' 'daylight and the sun' and especially 'another world'
anthony remains very original and interesting and for that he should be applauded. i guess that debut was just too high a template to try and match!