Respect must be paid to the Charlatans for continuing to release new material when it would surely be easier to live off the nostalgia circuit. Different Days retains the breezy feel of their superb 2015 comeback Modern Nature, even if the songs are rarely as convincing. Despite turning 50 this month, Tim Burgess’s vocals are as yearning and quizzical as ever – almost passionate on the lovely title track. This 13th album may be too subdued or restrained for some, lacking the combustible power of their live work, but over the years the Charlatans have dug a groove they sound incredibly comfortable inhabiting.
The Charlatans: Different Days review – a very comfortable groove