Simple Pleasure is the fourth studio album by Tindersticks. It was released in 1999 on Island Records. The album marked a major departure for the band, as it began to adapt more soul and jazz influences than on their previous recordings.Genre: Chamber pop.
May 20, 2004 · Simple Pleasure, however, is not an ambitious masterwork, like the earlier Tindersticks albums. It, like 'Dubliners', is a couple of carefully constructed pieces built around a (musical) theme -- R+B or soul music.4.4/5(8).
With a title like Simple Pleasure and songs like the disarmingly up-tempo opener "Can We Start Again?," at first listen Tindersticks' fourth proper album seems buoyed by a guarded optimism totally absent from previous outings; dig deeper, however, and it's all a come-on -- frontman Stuart Staples still inhabits a netherworld where nothing is ever simple, pleasure is an illusion, and starting 7/10.
May 20, 2004 · Though I normally hesitate to compare bands to great literary figures, I look at Simple Pleasure as a 'Dubliners' to the 'Ulysses' of the earlier albums. The first Tindersticks albums were huge (60 to 74 minutes) works, with a narrative line carried from the first track to the last. Songs repeated, but with different lyrics, or arrangements.4.4/5(8).