USA TodayUSA Today
January 24 2006

3 stars!

There’s a fine line between elegant and effete in the sort of breezy, electronically enhanced pop that is Saint Etienne’s turf.  Luckily, this British trio has enough style and musical substance to ensure that its delicate songs don’t evaporate into background music or devolve into loungy camp.  From the sweetly wistful Side Streets to the percolating, lissome Lightning Strikes Twice, these Tales are always engaging and sometimes enchanting.

-Elysa Gardner