This will probably annoy some folk and ROB I refer to you. The album is a pile of hoaky muscial cliche. I am afraid that people who have positively reviewed this album need their ears cleared out. "Slow burn" my butt. More like the master tapes need to be burnt.
Listen to Mr Leonard Cohen or Mr Tom Waites if you want to hear real taent and muscial genius. The Blue Nile have more ability and credability in one note that this chap has in his entire musical catalogue.