(KingKong) from KINSTON, NC
Reviewed on 9/13/2009...
There's really no new sounds here, unless you count the almost country sounds of WIND IT UP, but there a few highlights, including BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, which is probably the most reminicent of the band's former works and provides some of the faster-paced, more humor-laced lyrics on the album. BANK JOB tells a great story, almost dark for such a comedic talent, but it turns lighter when he sings that they're robbing "a bank full of nuns." The best song of the album, for me anyway, comes near its conclusion-VANISHING is a almost haunting track about a magician unable to bring back a subject he disappeared. Overall, this is an enjoyable album. Though there aren't any songs that really stuck in my head like PINCH ME or ONE WEEK off their older sets, this is worth a full listen around the house or on a long drive.