I love this album. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Bryson is from my hometown. But I can listen to this album every day and never get bored. Songwritting is top notch and if you get a chance to see him in concert, he is really funny and entertaining. rI can't understand why this album is not more popular. As much as I like the new John K. Samson album, I actually prefer this this one.
TFLI is not a Weakerthans album. It's a Jim Bryson and The Weakerthans album. As a huuuge Weakerthans fan, that took me a long time to come to terms with, but as I let myself enjoy Bryson's lyrics without comparing them to Samson's I discovered a record that is intimate, warm, and meticulously (but not boringly) performed. I'd encourage anyone who dismissed this after their first listen to listen 10 more times; the subtleties here will slowly begin to leak out and you'll realize you are listening to an album on par with the best of 2010.