6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Keys to the World [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
Having followed Richard Ashcroft since the beginning of his solo career, which now spans 3 albums, i was always expecting something alittle different from what else is on offer in todays music industry.
refreshing is a good superlative for this album. a good old typical singer/song writer record that doesnt feel quite as heavy as his other two offerings. a good mix of energetic, soulful, contemplating tunes.
overall its an album of progression, you get the feeling there is alot more to be offered from this rare breed of artist. as for this version with bonus DVD, that in itself is maybe for the 'fan' mostly. the gem being an interview with richard where he discusses the topics of each song, its always interesting hearing the artists take on songs to discover their true meanings. the live performances are top notch and the first single's video is just a nice addition.
Stand out tracks would be 'Music is Power', 'Break the Night with Colour', 'Keys to the World' and maybe my favourite... 'Why Do Lovers?' as richard says in his interview its a great song to stick on at 2am in the morning!
9/10, go on treat yourself!