This is a terrific album. The music is wonderful, playful, strange, rich, and all the other things Lurie's music can be; I have a vested interested in the song titles for "Al Al Al Al," "Sex with Al," and "Al is Hated" -- but I can still be objective here. Unlike the DOWN BY LAW or STRANGER THAN PARADISE recordings, recorded earlier in Lurie's career, the music here demonstrates the full range of Lurie's talents, and even show him striking off in new directions; there's a hilarious punk rock rave up ("She's not a Nurse" -- "...she only dresses like a nurse"), funny, goofy songs that could easily be Marvin Pontiac outtakes ("Big Trouble"), and guest appearances by members of Medeski, Martin and Wood and Marc Ribot. Lurie plays quite a bit of guitar on this release, as well. Worthwhile.