Ok, cards on the table, the first album was awe inspiring the second, was good, but the last two have been tired (save for a couple of exceptions), and lacking in ideas and songs. This new album however, is a different proposition...its really good. I would say nearly on a level with "Word...", and easily as good as "Performance.." . Gone are the Black Crowes-esque blues pub rockers and soul backing vocals and in come new ideas and good solid rock songs. Standout tracks for me are Superman (fast becoming a favourite - slightly behind Local Boy in Photograph), Pedalpusher and Dakota, plus special mention for the lovely guitar line in the chorus of Lolita.