Ian Broudie: Tales Told
As a long time fan of The Lightning Seeds, it was obvious that I had to buy the solo-album (and debut!) by their front man and mastermind Ian Broudie. Though the album doesn't really sound like "The Seeds" at all, it's still a very, very fine album and definitely doesn't give you the impression that it's a collection of "leftovers".
11 nice (but short) songs with a more acoustic sound than we're used to hearing from the band, makes this a listening pleasure, though it wouldn't have hurt if the album had lasted a little longer than 34 minutes!
Best songs (actually difficult to pick three songs):
1) Tales Told
2) Smoke Rings
3) Always Knocking