Album: Example, The Evolution of Man (Ministry of Sound)


More soap-opera: the Man in question is Example himself, and the Evolution involves his hopeful graduation to a more responsible lifestyle, after years of determined dissolution that appear to have brought him little lasting satisfaction.

"Why am I sitting here all alone?" he wonders in "Perfect Replacement", "How do you measure fun?". His former answer, as outlined in "All My Lows" – partying hard, doing loads of drugs, neglecting his partner – is now, according to "Snakeskin" and the title track, firmly consigned to his past. Though I wouldn't hold my breath on that, as Example's obvious delight in sensory experience shines through in his intricate play of syllables and the warmth of his singing voice. His best yet.

Download: Come Taste the Rainbow; Perfect Replacement; The Evolution of Man