There are some real highlights on this; the very pop sound of "Baby Lee", the harmonic melody of "When I Still Have Thee" the dreamy "Sweet Days Waiting" and the fuzzy noise of "Sometimes I Don't Believe In Anything". The songs are very much the Teenage Fanclub I grew up listening to, and anyone who has heard any previous album will know what to expect. There are slight departures in the piano and strings melody of "Dark Clouds" and the countrified sound of "Sweet Days Waiting" but this is a band that doesn't travel too far from a well loved sound.
Other songs on this CD are not as good, if I'm being generous songs like "The Fall" are just a bit dull, in a different mood I'd maybe call it dreary. "The Past" too, is not that great.
Taken on its own this CD is decent, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes TFC. Four stars are maybe a bit generous; someone who didn't already really like this band would probably give less. But I don't think it's just me being nostalgic to think that their best albums were the ones they made when they were in their twenties. I enjoyed this, but it's not as good as Bandwagonesque,Howdy!, Grand Prix or Songs from Northern Britain, but still good.