Fantastic. This album is somber, yet lighthearted and naive. It combines soothing vocal melodies with intriguing instrumentation, and leaves me wanting more. That being said, I also feel Mark carries the laid-back tone he creates a little too much throughout the album... I wish there were more emotional highs/lows. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable listen, and pretty depressing upon closer inspection.
Aside from a few tracks, It's a Wonderful Life is a mellow, somewhat depressing venture. Variety becomes a bit of an issue, as all of the songs sound very similar, but that doesn't detract too much because the album is consistently high in quality.