For enjoyment of Unknown Component records, much will depend on where you stand with Keith Lynch's vocals. Like Bob Dylan with added hoarseness, Lynch is unlikely to be appearing on Pop Idol in the near future. If this is a reason to be thankful (and it should be) and you can stomach Lynch's resolutely black outlook, 'From Anywhere But Here' is a fine record. Initial impressions can be off-putting and 'Set To Begin' really does seem to feature a lot of whining but after that the arrangements and the melodies become fuller and stronger. The crunchy guitar rock of 'No Sound' will please fans of The Walkmen but just as apparent is Lynch's ability to balance his limitations as a singer with warm keyboard arrangements, simple electronic beats and insistent guitar hooks. In addition, 'Two Fourteen' is genuine soul-baring stuff. A challenging but ultimately rewarding album.