I bought this album on a whim. Not necessarily an uninformed whim, as I had previously bought the moon and antartica on a whim and loved it, but a whim nonetheless. I came across it browsing through the vinyl section of a local record store, and when I took it home and popped it onto ol' dusty (my name for the record player) and sat back with some buddies and listened to it, I found it to be one of the best albums I'd ever listened to. The thing that excited me most about the album was the Modest Mouse instrumental "The Air", it is one of the most relaxing songs to listen to ever, it's the kind of song that you'd lie back on the couch and listen to, and it harkens back to the greatness of Pink Floyd. Bouncy tunes like "Here it comes" and "so much beauty in dirt" are energetic, optimistic, and catchy. Basically, every song has its own personality, and they are all, as the name suggests, absolutely brilliant.