Fans who were drawn to UNKLE's debut Psyence Fiction (1998) should be prepared to be disappointed by their new offering, Never Never Land. In their second release, Mo' Wax label founder James Lavelle, also the man behind the UNKLE project, has not teamed up with Californian turntable whiz-kid DJ Shadow but replaced him with singer-songwriter Richard File. The resulting album is still interesting enough, but fails to take their sound a step further. While Never Never Land continues UNKLE's tradition of contributions from A-list musicians such as Jarvis Cocker and Brian Eno, it is no replacement for DJ Shadow's unique blending of breakbeat and hip-hop. The sound is a mixture of trip-hop, alternative guitar rock and ambient breakbeat. UNKLE state their take on war in two tracks: Eye for an Eye and Invasion. I Need Something Stronger sees the influence of Eno's signature electronic ambience. Never Never Land is a decent record. But if you are after something more ground-breaking, Psyence Fiction and DJ Shadow's debut Entroducing (1996) are still classics.