It would appear that 2006's fashionably idiosyncratic indie band are The Guillemots; a group comprising four members of four different nationalities. This leads to an appropriately cosmpolitan take on their music. 'Made Up Lovesong #43' is one of those charming love songs from the point of view of a man used to losing in life. Uptempo 'Trains To Brazil' is a big, 70s-flavoured number. There are ethereal centrpieces: 'Come Away With Me' even has an aura of 'Tubular Bells' about it. The title track goes for chiming guitar rock whilst 'If The World Ends' goes all misty-eyed and - rather bizarrely - 'We're Here' returns to the mid-80s pomp of A-ha. As if that wasn't enough variety, 'Blue Would Still Be Blue' is the showcase for frontman Fyfe Dangerfield to demonstrate his vocal range atop the simplest of plinky-plonk tunes. Yet despite all the heart and soul that's clearly been put into this record, there's a sense that it's all rather overblown; partly caused by Dangerfield's performance but even more so by the kitchen-sink production, typified by the finale 'Sao Paulo'. All this leads to the end product becoming more like a naive work-in progress than the instant classic some may have you believe.