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So in many respects, the time is now ripe for a suitably comprehensive overview of Aly's career to date. And, in keeping with those tales of the old West too I suppose, Glyn's writing displays a strong sense of narrative too, as proved by the eight-minute epic Ballad Of Deano. Then, to balance these euphoric moments, the disc presents several of the thoughtfully considered slower compositions and arrangements in which Aly has also always excelled. Inevitably it's a further sparkling illustration of everything they do best, and as such not an easy album to review without indulging in the well-worn superlatives. But, if pushed, I'd recommend first the stirring opening set of Irish slides that lights my candle every time, not least due to the extra buzz generated by McGoldrick's uilleann pipes.

Other arguably lesserknown artists appearing

Baird quit to go solo in but after the first two albums, Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired and Buffalo Nickel, his career's been somewhat patchy. Glyn's music is difficult to get a handle on at first, with so many first-impressions forming a bewildering headlong rush through the ears.

Other, arguably lesser-known artists appearing include charismatic fiddler Harry LaFleur, vibrant singer D. But this is a record that grabs attention right from the start, with its surfeit of invention, ideas and imagination.

If this is the barometer for great food in San Diego, then diners and critics alike need to adjust their bearings. Because I just know there's so much more out there in Aly's impressively exhaustive discography, and many of the original albums aren't all that readily or any longer available. Overall, I'm very disappointed and concerned with the state of the San Diego culinary scene. Payback-time comes quite literally on Groomed, an examination of coercion and abuse, which comes on like a breathless cross between The Cure's Love Cats and the Hustle theme tune.