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on 5 September 2014
I struggled with this. Looks like I may be the only one, but to me it seems that the move to this current style (whatever that is) isn't one that sits well with me. I have enjoyed a fair amount of his work, I started with Ocean Beach which to be honest in my opinion is top of the tree, and this sits down at the bottom. The music itself doesn't carry the emotion that we have seen in previous albums, and it seems almost like a really determined attempt to be different to previous albums - understandable you can't play the same stuff without getting board - but it just didn't ring true.
There are better albums in this folk style, and whilst lyrically this may be good, musically it feels weak, and tired.