Other than a few tracks I had heard in the media over the years (Lovefool and My Favourite Game in particular) this album was the first I ever heard of the Cardigans. I have since collected their others, but this remains my favourite.
The Single "I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer" has become one of my favourite songs, but there is nothing on this album I dislike. It is one of those special albums that I listen to from beginning to end without even thinking about it.
The band has varied their sound considerably over the years, so it is unsurprising that this is somewhat different from their earlier work. The production is particularly clean and crisp which suits Nina's crystal clear voice beautifully.
If you like this one, I would recommend "Long Gone Before Daylight" as a follow up listen; it's the most similar to this one musically, and almost as perfect.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Losing A Friend
3 Drip Drop Teardrop
5 I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer
6 Don't Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)
7 Little Black Cloud
8 In The Round
9 Holy Love
10 Good Morning Joan
11 And Then You Kissed Me II
12 Bonus Tracks
13 Give Me Your Eyes