3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not as melancholy as the Verve albums, but just as beautiful,
By A Customer
This review is from: Alone With Everybody (Audio CD)
Ashcroft is finally back with the long-awaited new album. His lyrics here seem less Blake-esque than his work with the Verve; he's turned into Keats! This album is an open-love letter to Richard's wife Kate, alongside being a paean to the uncertainty of life. This change has given fans a beautiful emotive album. I find tracks 9, 10, and 11 exceptionally good. One amazing song is Crazy World (6), which is a tribute to feminism and a celebration of love itself. The best song, in my opinion, is track 7, On A Beach, which has to be one of the most glorious love-songs ever written. Ashcroft is on fine form here, making the most of his god-given talent: his voice sounds rather like warm maple syrup.