No point in beating about the bush. This album is a wee gem. The songs have atmosphere, pathos, catchy melodies, memorable lyrics and, often, a message that prompts an immediate repeated listen - if only to confirm that somebody had the courage to pin their emotions to the mast so blatantly. Every song tells a story and the musical arrangements never fail to hit the spot. Alright, if you insist on some constructive criticism, the whole album concentrates the attention so much that it is impossible to devote any attention to anything else at the same time. Definitely my 'Album of the Year' so far (and on current form I don't expect it to be overtaken by anything else). Give your head and heart a tonic and buy this album.