(Mute) **

SO, you've been pumping out catchy little synth-pop ditties for well over 20 years, there's a bundle of hits under your belt and you still feel the need to keep on going - whatcha gonna do?

More of the same, of course. Which is precisely what Light At the End of the World is - it's another Erasure album. It features ten Erasure songs, a pretty cover and should be well received by fans of Erasure songs.

Old-fashioned hi-NRG beats rub shoulders with a showtune twist and Andy Bell's ever-expanding bag of vocal tricks. Lyrically, it's far from fun and frivolity as Bell mines the fall out from a relationship breakdown to give added depth to tunes like Glass Angel and the mournful Fly Away, although album opener, Sunday Girl, is a pulsing future-disco stomp.