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4.20 | 84 ratings

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4 stars What happens when you combine two EP's and add some unreleased material in the middle? Well, a new Cardiacs album, what else! Is it good? Yes! Is it great? Heeeell YEAH! Is it better than any other album you've heard before? Well, probably not, since it's not a proper album in the typical sense of the word. Let's just say that it's probably better then the stuff most other bands have released as their "best work"!

The stand out track here is Loosefish Scapegrace which is also featured as a bonus track on my re-released version of A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window but the track works much better on this release due to its great transition to the next and closing track. One just has to love the build-up that the composition creates and there is a definite pay-off in the end.

Although Songs For Ships And Irons might not be as jaw-dropping amazing as A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window and Sing To God but you have to take it for what it actually is; an excellent combination of great material that you otherwise would have completely missed out on!

***** star songs: Big Ship (5:48) Tarred And Feathered (3:30) Loosefish Scapegrace (7:46)

**** star songs: Burn Your House Brown (2:37) Stone Age Dinosaurs (5:20) Plane Plane Against The Grain (1:18) There's Too Many Irons In The Fire (3:17) All Spectacular (2:35) Blind In Safety And Leafy In Love (2:46) All His Geese Are Swans! (6:58)

*** star songs: Everything Is Easy! (3:52)

Total rating: 4,29

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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