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  • Summary: The latest album for the group features new members drummer Earl Harvin and guitarist Davis Kitt.
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  1. The album has a swagger that Tindersticks hasn’t shown since 2001’s "Can Our Love...," finding common ground between the rockier Velvet Underground and the mellower Rolling Stones.
  2. Falling Down A Mountain marks the return of a bolder spirit and, as a result, there is another truly great Tindersticks album to add to your collection.
  3. Like a vintage Bordeaux, it slips down a treat (aside from lamentable ‘Peanuts’, which gets stuck in the throat), but the moments of oddness whetted our palette for more.
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    Falling Down a Mountain may be the band’s most tuneful effort, or at least their peppiest.
  5. Tindersticks may not set the room on fire here, but they seem content in their own little isolated corner of it, backs to the audience burning brightly with economical intensity. [Winter 2010, p.69]
  6. Falling Down a Mountain opens with the six-and-a-half-minutes of insistent, monotonal jazz of the title track. Mercifully, this fails to set the scene for what follows, as the album is dominated by the band’s whimsical, playful side, a usually dormant but altogether delightful aspect of their character.
  7. If the style is intact, though, the songs here seem a bit lackluster; only the relatively jangly "Harmony Around My Table" and the Velvet Underground-ish "Peanuts" (think of O'Hara in Moe Tucker's role) really stand out from the tasteful mid-tempo blur.

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