I found this album to be a bit of a dichotomy: this is due to the fuller sound that Sam Beam has instilled in to his latest release; but the sound an ostensibly sparse one. I have enjoyed the previous releases and this did not disappoint. Whilst there is nothing as immediate as 'Jesus the Mexican Boy'(from the 'Sea and the Rhythm' E.P), I have found that after multiple listens I am still finding things in each song, hushed and haunting as the vocals are. I would like to recommend that this could be a good starting point for people wishing to dip their toes into the the new acoustic movement as it is accessible yet still gives the listener the feeling that the songs are written for their ears only. Enjoy!
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