The Charlatans

Modern Nature

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Following the death of drummer Jon Brookes last year, The Charlatans regrouped and set to work on their 12th album. As always, they’ve drawn on the past as well as the present to create their musical melting pot. “Talking In Tones” and “In The Tall Grass” have an early morning post-rave melancholy, there’s Mayfield-esque soul in “Keep Enough”, “Emilie” and “Come Home Baby” are pure pop, and “So Oh” with its sun dappled West Coast vibes is an absolute gem. The anthemic “Let The Good Times Be Never Ending” is prime Charlatans with wah-wah guitars and swirling Hammond keys over driving bass lines and skittering drums. And throughout it all, Tim’s vocals are sublime. Yes, there is melancholy here, but this is by no means a maudlin elegy to a lost friend, instead there’s love and real warmth. It’s an optimistic, forward looking album and their best in a decade.

Q have already described the album as “ one the finest of their career”, whilst the Guardian have called it “a triumph”

The album comes after a difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on to honour Brookes' memory.

STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: One of the best records of the year just got even better!

TRACK LISTING

1. Talking In Tones
2. So Oh
3. Come Home Baby
4. Keep Enough
5. Tall Grass
6. Emilie
7. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
8. Need You To Know
9. Lean In
10. Trouble Understanding
11. Lot To Say

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe CD Only)
1. We Sleep On Borrowed Time 
2. Walk With Me 
3. As Long As You Stick By Me 
4. I Will Never Leave You (Demo)

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe Clear Vinyl LP Only)
1.Come Home Baby. Factory Floor – Nik Colk Void Remix
2.Trouble Understanding. Factory Floor – Gabe Gurnsey Remix
3. So. Anton Newcombe – Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix
4.Come Home Baby. Simon Fisher Turner – Joy.Izzy Remix
5. So Oh. Grumbling Fur – Astral Ark Mix
6.Talking In Tones. Grumbling Fur – Tonal Nagual Fur Star Liner Aquatic Ape Mix

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