Morcheeba`s debut shows that the band is talented enough to deserve some recognition. Skye Edwards` voice is appealing and captivating, their meld of trip-hop and soul offers some pleasant moments and makes for an interesting, dark and gloomy mood.
However, as a full-lenght album, "Who Can You Trust?" is highly uneven and disappointing, since most of the songs sound almost the same and the record ends up being a bit flat and too slow. When it`s good, it`s really brilliant, like the subtle and atmospheric "Trigger Hippie" or the shadowy "Howling", but these moments are few and far between, as the majority of the tracks are indeed stylish and smooth but also boring and unengaging.
This album has its shining elements, though it should be more diverse and ecclectic, approaching a wider range of styles and perspectives (the band would do this in following records). As it is, this effort is still worth listening, even if it sounds too depressing and is far for being a keeper.