Talking In Tones
THE CHARLATANS – Modern Nature (BMG)

If ever a band have been dogged by bad luck it’s the Charlatans. Following the jailing of keyboardist Rob Collins, and then his death in a car accident they bravely carried on, producing some fine music along the way. Now, following the death of drummer Jon Brookes, they’ve produced one of their best albums in years, overcoming their personal tragedies to offer this as a fitting tribute to their late bandmate.