from People, April 14 1997

from People, April 14,1997

whiplash -- james

On James's seventh album, the band proves again that it's as adept as fellow Brits Oasis at spinning out elegant, memorable material in the Lennon-McCartney tradition. The tunes are about mood as much as melody: they float along gently on a cushion of guitars and keyboards, creating a blissful feeling. Songs like "Tomorrow" and "Homeboy" are essentially pop ditties, but Tim Booth's hypnotic vocals mix with the instrumental layers to make more sophisticated music than most anything you'll hear on hit radio. The material's understated elegance ensures that James will be remembered long after its peers are yesterday's headlines. and the picture caption reads: JAMES Elegant, moody music from vocalist Tim Booth and the British popsters