The CHarlatansFollowing on from 2015’s Modern Nature, a record made under the cloud of the death of founding member and drummer Jon Brookes, Different Days is The Charlatans’ 13th studio album.

It’s a diverse long player, imbued with positivity – a conscious effort from the band to keep the ball rolling. Different Days and Let’s Go Together are songs constructed with The Charlatans’ DNA, while the dance-oriented Over Again and The Same House were written with New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert. In fact, the album features contributions from an array of poets, writers and indeed musicians including Johnny Marr and Paul Weller. While not every song works here, The Charlatans still possess the ability to write and compose some very good music.

Different Days is out now via Liberator.

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