This album from 1996 has come up in conversation disturbingly often lately. It’s almost like it was making it’s own concerted effort to get my attention. Firstly, a mate of mine posted the video for opening track ‘Faded Glamour’ on his Facebook wall. This song is brilliant, easily in my top 10 nineties singles. Then myself and Paul had a conversation about how it was this album that made him realise he needed to leave the big beat of Brighton behind and return to Diverse. It’s still one of his top 10 albums of all time If that wasn’t enough, the third member of our staff, Mark, said that it was his album of the year in ‘96. We never agree on anything in here so it was like fate when this appeared on the mid price list. It’s a crooning indie noir album that time seems to have forgotten but if Richard Hawley has forgotten it I’d be very surprised. You can here it’s downbeat storytelling in his albums as much as you can in the music of his former band Pulp, The Tindersticks and Elbow. It’ll also appeal to you if you love Nick Cave. It’s worth £4.90 of anyone’s money.