3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not for the un-converted,
By A Customer
This review is from: Are You Are Missing Winner (Audio CD)
after the sheer brilliance of last year's The Unutterable, my expectations were high for the new band with the new album. Despite hints at brilliance in the opening track, the album trails away into an experimentation effort reminiscent of Levitate and the Light User Syndrome. Whilst the band are tight, MES's vocals don't seem to compliment them as well as the last lot. Ibis-Afro man contains flashes of brilliance, but many of the tracks are ragged, scrappy and incomplete. Bourgeois Town is a typical example of something that could have been. The Acute and Hollow Mind stand out as classics, if only for the poignancy of MES's lyrics in contrast with the typically weird and confused ramblings elsewhere. If you're not a current Fall fan, buy The Unutterable instead.