• Record Label: Artemis
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2003
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. stefans
    Mar 29, 2005
    8
    This really is a great recording that grows with each listen. The space junk fills what are usually silent transitions between tracks which I consider a captivating touch.
  2. JasonJ
    Jul 10, 2003
    5
    Cool cover art, boring CD
  3. Deoug
    Jul 16, 2003
    9
    Son Volt it is not. He falls into his own and sketches pictures for your musical eye to follow. Get it..listen..lose yourself.
  4. bend
    Aug 21, 2003
    8
    Look, this is jay farrar solo. if you go on trying to compare it with tup or sv then you are a fool. those were collaborative. you can only compare it to sebatapol. this is a sketchbook, but in classic farrar style, it is what it is.
  5. kylec
    Sep 24, 2003
    9
    great songs...could live without the space junk...one would have to be a true farrar fan to fully understand this album.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. While not as sonically ambitious as Farrar's first foray away from Son Volt, Sebastopol, there is a simple and stark grace to these songs.
  2. Once again, Jay Farrar has produced an album that's as stark and dreary -- and beautiful -- as the Midwest in winter.
  3. Farrar's strongest showing since the first Son Volt album.