From the Amazon web page:
“Rattle conducts the work as if he really does believe, albeit a little misguidedly, that this is one of the best British operas of the last few decades and the orchestral playing is phenomenal throughout.”
Feast your eyes, for here, in a single sentence, is a stellar display of all that is loathsome in music journalism. Condescending, presumptuous, smugly backhanded and purpose-built to support a “Who, me?” defense from its author in the face of objection. Where do they teach this stuff?