It's hard to find praise for this album that hasn't already been left by its other reviewers.
For me it took a few listens to really get into it, but Beth Orton seems to have such a confident, open, and optimistic approach to singing about her emotions that it's incredible to listen to. Lines like 'didn't ask to be conceived in a loveless embrace' are rare and brave. And the laughing/crying feeling that Shopping Trolley carries all the way through it is amazing - how does she sound so upbeat as she sings 'my head's hanging so low I'm kicking it as I walk down the road'?
I can't recommend this latest great Beth Orton album enough - it's inteligent, emotional, and addictive.