I had the great pleasure of attending the charlatans albumn preview show in islington on 4th May 2004. In my opinion this band deserve to be at the very top of the British music tree. Their show was absolutely awesome. My fave tracks for all out bounce around rock and roll were, Apples and Oranges, Up at the Lake and Bonafide Treasure. The whole albumn is an absolute pleasure though with some blindingly good slower numbers. The Charlatans certainly knows how to write a love song and Dead Love and I'll Sing a Hymm are among two of their best. The albumn as a whole feels very British and i'm sure in a few years time it'll be talked about like how classic rolling stones and david bowie albumns are talked about now. An essential summer purchase.