Had a big old upset when I got my box set only to find a 2 inch long, quite heavy scratch on the front of the slipcase, right above the monitor in the photograph! Brooded on it a bit, hoping it would just go away while knowing it wasn't going to, ever, then decided to try emailing Domino - who put a replacement in the post straight away, free of charge. Nice!
So I now have an immaculate slipcase - phew!
Faves - Outer Space, Dumpster Baby, Middle Ages, Second Death, Episode. Love the machinegun drums on Mind the Droves... I see sunlight reflecting on dark tinted chrome during Privacy... I wonder if JM's used neural networks for the composition of Middle Ages - it becomes musically a bit puzzling around half way through, but apart from that, for me it just has that kind of 'feel' that a non-human hand was involved in its structuring... dunno... also not a great deal of verse-chorus-middle8-verse etc type stuff in these tracks, feels like he's pushing the envelope somewhat, which is good to hear... anyway - it's a winner! And so nice to have another LP so soon after the last one!