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4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
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Roddy Frame does R&B?

Well, maybe not the whole record, but several tracks, including "Working In a Goldmine" and "One and One" have an 80s R&B feel. I have to admit, coming off of "High Land Hard Rain" and "Knife", I was a bit surprised at the shift in music style when this record came out. (Yes, I bought it when it was new.) In particular, I lamented the replacement of guitars with synthesizers. Also, Frame ditched the rest of the band and changed musicians per track, kind of like Steely Dan – but Roddy Frame isn't Becker/Fagen. "Love" to me feels either disingenuous or immature. Maybe both. The brightest spots, IMO, are "Somewhere In My Heart" and "Killermont Street", which is a reprisal in style of the first two records.

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