This album begins with a John Lennon song. It’s an odd move starting a set of otherwise original songs with a cover; one that makes for immediate conceptual awkwardness the album never gets good enough to make forgivable.
There are notable songs. Waterloo, about the train station in London, is relaxing. Saint Valentine’s Day offers sweet celtic vibes and a sweeping bridge-to-chorus section. Lowlands is also nice, but most of the rest is a dreary affair.
my rating : 3 of 5