Review Revue: Tindersticks - Tindersticks

I’ll admit it. Tindersticks is one of those highly respected, established, critically acclaimed bands that I just can’t get into. Maybe I just haven’t picked the right albums to start with, but something about their sound just rubs me the wrong way. That said, this Nottingham-based band must be doing something right: they’re edging up on 20 years as a band, and recently released their 8th album on 4AD.

Tindersticks’ second album, Tindersticks (not to be confused with their first album, Tindersticks) was released in 1995 on This Way Up records.

“2nd album from this fine British band is more orchestrated and colored by classical and jazz influences with a gloomy Leonard Cohen vibe permeating the record. It’s all swell, so explore around (3.4 is a duet with the Walkabouts’ Carla Torgerson).”

“If these guys ever stop by let’s gang up on them 4 making the starts so tight... I can deal w/a fade... (mmmmmm) Good LP though!”

“This space is for reviewing.”

“Sorry!”

“Sort of like Morphine w/full orchestra. For me -- too glam too goth too self-indulgent.” [Glad to hear I'm not alone!]

“I liked their last album better.”

“Also check out their new Sub Pop single - it’s in the 7″ library.”

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