Off to Manchester definitely not the greatest north west musical city but a close contender.
I have to admit I’m a sucker for any album that has a track titled intro at the start. They’d have got top marks if the album ended with a track titled outro. They missed a marketing ploy there. Also extra credit for acknowledging their debt to King Crimson on M62 song. That in the early 00s could’ve been the kiss of death for any band.
So it’s poppy vaguely psychedelic melodic music that is chirpy and makes you feel good and allows you to dance around the room in a decidedly thirtysomething way which was my age when I first heard this. This and Yoshimi got me through 2002 almost intact.