"Yes" manages tremenous diversity in tone and mood. The low-end sound has been made to work in various ways, from the machine gun excitement of "Honey White", the laid back relaxed irony of "Scratch" and the staccato pulse of "Radar." The late Mr Sandman and the boys know how to use silence too, not being afraid to let the music stop, leaving Sandman's rich voice and then not even that. The dramatic effect works wonderfully, with that moment in "Radar" when Sandman "has all the time in the world ... all the time in the world to spare." The pause next is the kind of silence that strong-nerved musicians know how to use, a kind of potent negative space. The imagery and narration on "Sharks Patrol These Waters" pushes the boundaries of the song being also as much a skilled poetic reading of a compelling metaphor. And it's a blastingly good listen like all the tracks on the record. Long before you notice all those nice touches, the record will sweep you up into its world. A bluesy-jazzy flavour will keep you coming back for more and will make you glad of the day you stepped into Morphine's beautifully imagined sleepless, blue-lit world. Excellent, in a nutshell.