An old fan of Morcheeba's first recording, I bought this sophomore release expecting the same lift I got from their wonderful debut. Although this disc is not without its moments (e.g. the mercury-fluid guitar solo on the opener), even those cannot compare with those found on "Who Can You Trust" which surpasses on all levels, especially and most importantly, melodically. The guts of most of these songs are paper thin, with much noisy embellishment attempting to masquerade as structure. I can't be too hard on the group since I'm still enraptured with their debut nearly ten years on. Unfortunately, even singer Edwards' voice is buried under the weight of excessivity, rendering whatever melodies might be of interest muddied. The sensuousness, clarity and fragility to her voice I grew so accustomed to is nowhere evident on "Big Calm". Nor is the melancholy and swagger which swept through much of Morcheeba's first effort. Who can you trust? On the trifle matter of having little dispensable income and having to choose between these two recordings, trust me.