This album may be a bit over produced, and may not have the stripped down, organic sound of the violent femmes' other releases, but IT IS A FANTASTIC ALBUM. I've been a huge VF fan for over 10 years and this album more than any other finds it's way to my stereo again and again. The variety of mood and style, country, punk, funk, blues, pop, and even new age, make it a refreshing addition to the femmes collection. So what if they're playing electric instruments, so what if the drummer is playing a full kit, it's still one great, interesting song after another. It may not be the first violent femmes album you should buy, but it is, nonetheless, essential.