Auteurs' frontman Luke Haines has never hidden
the fact that his favoruite decade was the 70's. This obsession
with the decade has gained further momentum with this new album
which appears to be a glam-rock lovers' album. Despite references
to the 50's, 60's and 90's on this, the sound is unmistakably
Seventies with a 90's gloss finish. In truth this isn't one of
the Auteurs's best albums as it doesn't contain enough variety to
last the course of the album (which is sensibly short at under 40
minutes long) and Haines's hoarse voice is rather limited.
However, the winning melodies shine through on songs of the
quality of 'Some Changes', 'Asti Spumanti' (the most modern
sounding of the songs on offer here) and 'Future Generation' but
at other times it is clear that whilst the similarly-influenced
Suede have gone on to sell more records, for Haines's 'gang' the
law of diminishing returns applies.