The Go-Betweens have this uncanny ability to write simple pop songs that were deep and atmospheric at the same time. This album is no exception. The vibe on the opening track, ‘Caroline and I" is almost like that of a blazing ray of sunshine. The album is in most parts rather upbeat from here on. The album closes with the slow and beautiful, piano driven ‘unfinished business.’
The sound that comes out of Robert Forester’s and Grant McLennin’s guitars in songs such as ‘too much of one thing’ and ‘in her diary’ are amazingly colorful and interesting even by their standards.
This album is simply superb, while it runs for just under 40 minutes there is no shortage of quality on offer. If you liked what the Go-Betweens did before then you’re almost definitely going to like this record. If you’re one of those people who missed out on the Go-Betweens’ experience first time round then you cannot afford to miss this second chance.