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on 24 April 2014
Getting old gracefully...thats what I thought after a few spins of this new album. Carefully crafted, new man on guitar does a good job, but unfortunately not many sparks in here.
It starts off pretty well, with the first three songs all holding the attention. Then things get rather nebulous and altogether too "department store lift music" orientated.
Nothing wrong with the songs, they just don't make me want to sit down and listen to them rather than simply have them there in the background filling the silence while I do something else.
For me, they'd started down this path with XXX, which I felt was a bit of a damp squib after the altogether more satisfying Omega.
Overall, not bad, but some way off being a really good album.