AOTY 2019

No Treasure But Hope

Tindersticks - No Treasure But Hope
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #161 / 616
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
2019 Ratings: #523
November 15, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Chamber Pop / Genres
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For the first time Tindersticks have chosen (as the opening song title suggests) to deal in pure, uncomplicated beauty - a beauty refracted through a glass of undiluted nostalgia perhaps, but a simple pleasure all the same.

It's a choice that instantly all but disqualifies 'No Treasure But Hope' from being regarded among the band's very best work - but that's fine as the album is certainly strong enough to settle comfortably among the second quality tier of their releases.

The sound is ... read more
This is the second Tindersticks album I have listened to but damn I'm already a fan. Read Doofy's review which is much better than anything I could write.
Bombastic production in the opening two tracks signals that this won't be one of their sleepier affairs. It's pretty straightforward and accessible for them, which will work well for the newcomers I'm sure it will bring. Big fan of For the Beauty, The Amputees, and See My Girls.
After about three years from “ The waiting room “ here is the new album of a band which hasn’t never failed. Also “ No Treasure but Hope” is solid work with the voice of Stuart Staples at his best and warm, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Actually there are not killer songs, but you can put it on the turntable or start to stream and you don’t need to skip any song. The album is perfect for who loves retro’ sounds with an idea of alternative which ... read more
Tindersticks still sticking to their guns, showcasing a genre that doesn’t get its just exposure in modern music. However, perhaps as a result of the limitations of the genre, the record is quite repetitive and becomes a bit of a drag. See My Girls is the only real musical detour and is incidentally one of the most unexplainably disconcerting songs I’ve heard all year.
Track pick: See My Girls
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Track List

  1. For the Beauty
  2. The Amputees
  3. Trees Fall
  4. Pinky in the Daylight
  5. Carousel
  6. Take Care in Your Dreams
  7. See My Girls
  8. The Old Mans Gait
  9. Tough Love
  10. No Treasure but Hope
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Added on: September 10, 2019