Review: Ten albums in and still going strong, it's hard not to use words like 'timeless' when discussing the work of M Ward. It has been said that his output sits somewhere between post-military Elvis and the Beatles hitting top gear in terms of consistent quality, and we'd be rather partial to agree. Basically, those with a penchant for the kind of songs that were made to soundtrack overnight journeys through the Badlands, road trips across the 50 states and the very notion of Big Country will do very well here. Ward is a master of Americana and a dab hand at making the familiar sound engaging rather than boring. An immediately recognisable character who refuses to divert from his chosen route, when all is said and done nobody would really want him to.