My biggest problem is that I feel Eddie is totally wasted on the album (meaning that it could have been any session keyboard player. There were very few Eddie touches). I thought the writing was going to be three ways between Finn Rayner and Golding, but that may only have been from when it was going to be Finn Judd and Golding and was disappointed to discover it's only written by Tim. The songs themselves, while I acknowledge that they are well written, don't grab me at all. I've found this with nearly all Finn releases lately though. I'm still willing to give it a chance though, which is why I bought The Coversation (and I'm not sorry I did).
I just feel the album took the easy path. It could have been so much more considering the musicians involved, and its this loss of opportunity that saddens me. I have listened to the album several times, but have come to the conclusion it doesn't do it for me. I'm glad everyone else is really getting into it though. Maybe my expectations were too high? I just wanted to hear something different from Tim, to hear him stretch himself like he did with Say It Is So and I don't feel he did with this album.
Surprised to find most people don't like Show Yourself from IK. It's one of my favourite songs from the album....
More Fool Me, well, I'm a bit sick of the whole Finn/Judd thing, and feel a bit of dignity is lost with that song. I just wouldn't have gone there myself, but each to their own.