Their albums may appear ever more infrequently but dEUS stand apart from the crowd as purveyors of meticulously-crafted intelligent rock. It has been six years since 1999's near-perfect 'The Ideal Crash' and whilst 'Pocket Revolution' is not as consistenly brilliant it is a worthy successor. 'Bad Timing' is a fine beginning; a slow burner of ever-increasing intensity. '7 Days, 7 Weeks' showcases their subtler side with a wonderful, wistful melody and the similarly understated 'Include Me Out' revisits the intricate, elegiac qualities of one of their best songs 'The Magic Hour'. Don't be deceived into thinking this is a band who have softened up, though, as 'Nightshopping' and 'Cold Sun Of Circumstance' sees a return to their dirty, bluesy art rock sound. Even a closing, soulful "last dance" ballad is delivered with panache making this record another classy offering from a very classy band.