Can Our Love... - Tindersticks
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  • Summary: The bands fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), 'Can Our Love...' features eight new tracks produced by the band with Ian Caple. It expands on the more-soul-based sound that appeared on 1999's 'Simple Pleasure.'
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  1. By broadening both their emotional and musical spectrums, Tindersticks have come up with their best album yet -- and a classic of its kind.
  2. At 45 minutes, Can Our Love... is Tindersticks' most concise album yet, and it sacrifices nothing in content. Eight songs may not seem like much for a full album, but it's all this band needs to make a fully rewarding listen that only gets richer the more you visit.
  3. The arrangements are subtle but complete, creating a thickly romantic feeling that provides an excellent backdrop for Staples' soul-drenched voice. [#11]
  4. Sleepy and soulful, Can Our Love . . . is delightfully powerful in an understated way.
  5. 80
    Quiet pleasures, but worth seeking out. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.130]
  6. Tindersticks' trajectory, in fact, does have its affinities with R.E.M.'s: an unfairly maligned Difficult Third Album clears the decks and the lead singer's nasal passages, and what's gone from the later work, however accomplished it may be, is that startling strangeness, the rare, eerie thrill of hearing something that sounds only like itself.
  7. The same old sombre samba, perhaps, but with a renewed sense of direction, it's threatening to take them somewhere fantastic.

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