ALBUM REVIEW: Tindersticks – The Waiting Room | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.01.16





Whilst ignored by most outside their fan base, The Something Rain marked something of a rebirth for the reconstituted Tindersticks, standing as their finest and most audacious work since their mid-nighties heyday.

Follow-up The Waiting Room marks another shift, offering a more intimate and homespun sound whilst continuing down the more confident, experimental road started on their last effort.

As such, classic Tindersticks ballads like Hey Lucinda (a duet with the late Lhasa De Sela) and the beautiful Like Only Lovers Can sit alongside the shuffling, dramatic Help Yourself, the stark drone of We Are Dreamers and the honest-to-god slap bass of Were We Once Lovers.

Still as touching as ever and still striving for new sounds, Tindersticks remain a treasure.

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