Known for being a musicologist's favourite kind of band, the Coral are again all across the board genre-wise, and many a sonic reference feels like an obscure one. There's a darker, more lonesome feel to this record than in the past - but in a fun way, with plenty of whimsy. It's still rooted in 60s pop, with jangly guitars and organs, but the Coral continue to explore new musical directions. There's a bit of creepiness to tunes like She Sings The Mourning and Cripple's Crown. As for the whole 60s pop thing, as an animal it was tired when it started, which may be part of the reason why the Coral have never clicked this side of the Atlantic. Still, instrumentally this is a great record.