I was quite a latecomer to Tindersticks, probably only becoming aware of them in about 1999.
Lead singer Stuart Staples vocals are something of an acquired taste but personally I like the often overwrought quality they sometimes have. It also fitted my mood well at the time. Both the lyrics and the arrangements on this album are extremely strong with surprising variety throughout. I’d veered away from Indie Rock some years earlier but this album reminded me that there could still be novelty, beauty & emotion in it.