This was the first album released after the retrospective compilation, Add It Up. It has that classic Femmes sound, acoustic-based songs with the simplest of instrumentation all tied together by Gordon Gano's timid teenage boy voice and laugh-a-minute lyrics. It lacks the youthful spark of earlier Femmes albums, but I think most fans would still be satisfied with it. "Breakin' Up", "4 Seasons", "Machine", and "I Saw You In The Crowd" are probably the best tracks on the album.
"Machine" is truly one of the most hilarious songs I've ever heard. It has really bad drum machine and synth sounds that are accented by Gordon's deadpan delivery (he actually just speaks rather than singing) of the following lyrics: "I got a machine and I took over the world in one weekend. I did it because I was looking for a project, and it was either take over the world or learn French. So I took over the world. And next weekend, I can learn French." The lyrics are repeated over and over and pretty soon there's a robot voice chiming in and saying them too. It just has to be heard to be believed. We always knew the Femmes had a great sense of humor, but this cracks me up more than anything.