Following on from their less than warmly received debut album 'The Weekend', this is make or break time for Skinny as they aim to convey their angsty post-club anthems to a previously unmoved public. 'Taller' is a marked improvement which has a claustrophobic feel that makes the group sound like a more soulful version of The Aloof's dance music for people who don't like to dance. 'Sweet Thing' reveals the singer's neuroses on a tale of possessiveness set to a beguling 'L'Amour Est Bleu' string sample and it's followed by 'Coming Up Roses' on which frontman Paul Herman claims to be "taller than houses" and "faster than the brightest light" but it's sung in a crazed manner that gives the impression of self doubt. Such is the oppressive feel of paranoia and alienation that it seems only fitting that first single 'Failure' gets another airing on the album and when the excellent trance anthem 'I Wish' signals the finale of the recording it completes a dark but compelling selection of moody pieces. Definitely a record for those late nights of loneliness.