Tindersticks – The Waiting Room (City Slang, 2016)
Twenty-five years and almost a dozen albums later, Tindersticks have released The Waiting Room. Sonically, the British chamber-pop group’s latest record is more diverse than their recent work; “Second Chance Man” features jazzy moments overlapped with calm, distorted vocals and soft cymbals. On “We Were Once Lovers,” the bass leads angst-ridden lyrics, while “Hey Lucinda” is a web of dreamy xylophone and wind instruments. Though The Waiting Room is boldly cinematic with its orchestral arrangements, Tindersticks manage to seamlessly weave in moments of electronic instrumentation without disrupting the album’s disposition.
Trial Track: “Hey Lucinda”