- Record Label: Nonesuch / Rough Trade
- Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
Over girl-group incantations, reggae lilt and courageously dinky old-school hip-hop allusions, Gartside searches for his emotional car keys, each comely coo abstracting him further from the truth he seeks. [Aug 2006, p.117]
Oct 30, 2011Just discovered this album by chance about 2 months ago. I was a fan of the 80's scritti politti and this is definitely not cupid & psycheJust discovered this album by chance about 2 months ago. I was a fan of the 80's scritti politti and this is definitely not cupid & psyche or provision. The first few times I listened to this I did not really get it. But when I finally got onto the same wavelength as Gartside, I was able to appreciate the pure GENIUS of this album. It is actually some of the best music I've heard in years!! "Favorite" track - "Locked" although it's all good. Absolutely beautiful, soothing, intelligent music, great vocals...PURE GENIUS. Cannot stop listening to this.… Collapse
nemorinoSep 22, 2006Alludes to wasted years, unhealthy addictions with poise, elegance and not inconsiderable regret. Takes a while - but stay with it!
Apr 24, 2011This is quite fantastic, amazing, I am with every breath of it all the way....... is my desert island disc, the one i'd run to save when theThis is quite fantastic, amazing, I am with every breath of it all the way....... is my desert island disc, the one i'd run to save when the waves come crashing in....… Expand
IndroVAug 11, 2006A great record !
MaxMMar 11, 2007Am a huge Scritti fan and although this didn't grab me on first listen, it has worked its way into my brain and heavy rotation in my Am a huge Scritti fan and although this didn't grab me on first listen, it has worked its way into my brain and heavy rotation in my ipod. As always, Green surprises and satisfies. Still think Anomie was sorely underrated.… Expand
EndaGOct 12, 2006This is a superbly intelligent, melodic and rich album that improves with time. Stunning work.
JoelBSep 25, 2006It's wonderful that Green is still alive. But musically, really, go back and listen to Scritti's old stuff. He's lost it.
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