Post by ME Forum Master on Dec 28, 2009 16:33:11 GMT
I know many people (including Robbie I think) see this as the weakest album by ME, and I guess it was a victim of having to get an album out quickly. I am also not sure what involvement Gary McDowell has (he is on the re-recording of 'I Melt With You' but as many of the tracks don't have electric guitar and he doesn't appear in the promotional photos I don't know which other tracks he is on if any) but I must admit I really enjoy this album and keep returning to it. Maybe because it is very upbeat lyrically and easy to access. It is a lot more low key than previous albums but many of the tracks are still very ME in sound. I particularly like 'Coming Up For Air', 'Pillow Lips' and 'Take Me Away'. I must also blasphem and say I really prefer the single mix from this album of 'I Melt With You'. I also really like the Mick Conroy remix of Beautiful People.