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on 23 March 2012
I've tried to like it but the overriding result after a few plays is that it really is like wading waist deep through mud.
It starts calmly enough, one dimensional and plodding, but not reason enough to take it off, and then we get to The Way It Goes and Tennessee which have the most charm, but it really descends from there into a torturous dirge and The Way The Whole Thing Ends is the most apt title I've ever found for a song that corpses from the start and makes the listener suffer for 6 minutes.
Acoustic music demands light and shade in its playing in order to convey expression, and this has none of that. It really is a flatliner - no expression, just polite slow strumming and gentle expressionless vocals for the whole journey, like driving at 20mph on a motorway for the whole night fearing that there is no end in sight.
I tried, I really did. Sorry, but I wish was at least forgettable, but I'm left feeling drained like when someone boring comes round and talks at you for an hour and you just need to get away, but can't.
I feel as if I've lost 4 pints of blood.
Sorry - I hate to give negative reviews, but I'm more disappointed with this one than anyone. I really am.