I read about this band randomly on the allmusic guide and decided to check out their earlier records. They were definitely good and I can see why they are so critically acclaimed, but I must say that I think this is their most accessable effort. It's laid back like the previous record, but it seems to me that this is a more focused record and the songs are more consistent throughout. If you like the lo-fi type recording sounds of guys like Elliott Smith and Sam Beam I recommend this record, but expect much more in the sense of layering on sounds. Elliott Smith and Sam beam may be superior songwriters and singer in my mind, but this guy has some great stuff going on in the background. Definitely worth a listen.