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  1. Oct 10, 2010
    A lovely record which shows that James will never lose their touch for writing meaningful music. And as with all their previous records, there are a few tracks on here which are easy to get into and prompt instantaneous sing-along's. Laid this ain't, but it's no worse the wear because of it. Recommended to any James fan, or anyone looking for something with a little more substance than what's oft available on the market today. Expand

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  1. Oct 26, 2010
    James continues to be as smart, versatile, and complexly interesting as they have ever been. [Fall 2010, p.68]
  2. Each EP has a handful of standout songs--the melodic thrust of "Make for This City" on Morning, the escalating drama of "Porcupine" on Night--but what lingers is James' controlled mastery of mood, how the band never pushes too hard yet never settles over the course of this quietly satisfying set.
  3. 80
    Frontman Tim Booth grapples with emotional instability and alienation, a lyrical content the band has layered over an appropriately modern and very British rock sound. One can't help wishing, however, that the band would have released a proper full-length instead of an admittedly disjointed and ultimately less-than-ideal collection.