Working in Love is an apt title for this collection of songs. Relationships of all stripes serve as the basis for these tracks, and Hardy's lyrics occupy a space where love itself is elusive and ever-changing, something that is hard-won. "Love Don't Work Like That" finds Hardy at his most urgent (which is still pretty genteel) as he details the ins and outs of love with his lady. The band saves the best for last; "Cassius Clay" floats like a butterfly but aches like a dream as Glenn LaBarre's lingering guitar lines and a distant bed of organ chords lend an ethereal grace to Hardy's words of devotion and doubt.
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