Album review: Stereophonics, Graffiti on the Train (Stylus)


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Keep Calm and Carry On from 2009 found Stereophonics struggling to find a decisive way forward, and while Graffiti on the Train is a significant improvement, it's still something of a patchwork affair, lurching between string-laced pieces like the elegaic title track and “Indian Summer”, soulful blues odes such as “Been Caught Cheating” and “No-one's Perfect”, and out-and-out rockers like the swaggering “Catacomb”.

But it features some of Kelly Jones's most impressive songwriting, notably on “Violins and Tambourines”, and “Graffiti on the Train” .

Download: Graffiti on the Train; Violins and Tambourines; Been Caught Cheating