I have to disagree with Crowe's sound off. With this album Mike created a very endearing atmosphere that can't be found on any other Owen album (although there isn't much variety). The instrumentals are quite beautiful and fitting. The fact that a lot of the songs blend together only adds to the listening experience. This is such a great album to fall asleep to.
In 2001's Owen you hear everything that would later make Mike Kinsella's solo project what it is today - an audio journal of an aging man's life and failings. But here, his voiced is unfocused, his songs wondering, and the instrumentals are pointless. There's a couple of good songs, but for Owen's best material, listeners should look to No Good For No One Now and onward releases. Those never fail.