I wore this album out a few years ago. I've kind of moved on with my life now and don't really want to listen to it again. The first half is stronger than the second half. As someone else mentioned his voice starts to grate a little bit by the last few tracks. Holland 1945 is a great song.
This will be interesting for me because it's one of those albums that everyone raves about and I just never clicked with it; never "got" it, so to speak. I've often wanted to post about it over in the "Bands/albums I never got" threads, so I'm interested to revisit it and see what I make of it.
Almost through first listen. I don't think I'll be playing this again. It's so bland compared to the previous entries I can't really think of anything to say about it.
On the plus side..Hints of The Dead Milkmen, a soupcon of Will Oldham, maybe a bit of They Might be Giants? I reckon bands like Mumford and Sons and Little Green Cars listen to this in their tour vans.
Off to google what they looks like..out of curiosity