No Good For No One Now is Mike Kinsella really coming into his own: this is the start of his golden years of 'journaling' for his music under Owen. Playing the part, primarily, as the boy that just got dumped in his lengthy relationship, Kinsella is able to easily level with his listeners in a way that most singer-songwriters can't match. His voice is subtle, smooth, and in context of these honest and fragile lyrical anecdotes, perfect. He would later perfect his style in the releases to come, but as far as those looking to get into Owen, you should definitely start here. "Nobody's Nothing" is essential listening.