Over the years I've heard good songs and bad songs and I'm still looking to hang my hat comfortably on something, but it's not happening.
On Tape Deck Heart I can tap my toe along to it, even listen to the lyrics and consider that they are fine, but at the same time I keep coming back to thinking he's chart fodder.
That he is writing songs for a wide demographic with an eye on the hit single.
Rebellion wrapped up in an x-factor sheen.
He's Ed Sheeran with a Billy Bragg fixation.
It's not dire, but it's just not got enough rough to it to balance out the smooth.
If Mumford and Sons were to write an album of tracks steeped in social commentary then this would be it.
Okay....lets just get to the point.
This is a pop album.
There's nothing wrong with that, but at the same time Turners whole career is sort of promoted as him being a bit of a punk rock troubadour and therein lies the problem.
There's an aspect of it that is claiming to be something that it's not.
It's a very good pop album, and if it leads to listeners seeking out the folk and punk roots that are alluded to then that's great.
If one person picks up a Billy Bragg album after listening to this then I'd pat Frank on the back and say 'job well done mate'.
I don't think I'll hold my breath though.
It's probably going to be a huge hit and the world will still turn, but I'm still not getting enough from it to feel any sort of pull that could keep a grip of me.
Am I the only one who keeps coming back to thinking that there are others doing this better?