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  • Summary: This is the eleventh studio album for the Manchester band that originally formed in 1982. Like many of their recent LPs, it was produced by Brian Eno. The lead single is "Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)."
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  1. It’s their tightest, freshest, most contemporary batch of songs, weatherproofed to stand the test of time.
  2. It's clearly touched by the hand of Brian Eno, who tries (and succeeds with) all sorts of jumpy, trippy beats.
  3. Large parts of this album sound as if designed specifically to be played to fields full of semi-comatose revellers.
  4. This smartly dressed record may allow James to feel at least slightly relevant again.
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    There are still enough awkwardly anthemic choruses to unsettle their detractors. [Sep 2001, p.92]
  6. Their most overblown record since 1989's Gold Mother. [Aug 2001, p.130]
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  1. NikosD
    Feb 14, 2006
    10
    Personaly, i think this is one of the best albums issued in 2001 especially when it comes to alternative Rock & such. Full of melody, excellent lyrics "catchy" sound. Nothing too complicated but really beautifull though. As said one of my favourite from James and generally of alternative rock, Brit rock & such... Expand
  2. jamesf
    May 2, 2005
    9
    shame there wasn't more of it!
  3. ChadH
    Sep 8, 2001
    8
    It all flows very nicely. It's an excellent listen. Will it change your life? Probably not, but it will definitely improve your day.
  4. TomB.
    Aug 20, 2001
    7
    Their 4th best album, behind Laid, Seven, and Whiplash.

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