I have read reviews on the internet berating this album for being "too clean, too cliche, too simple," but I really do not see where this is coming from. Possibly, as this was the first of Daniel's albums I had heard (I came from the Sparklehouse production angle) it is colouring my enjoyment - but I don't feel this is the case. If you have heard Daniel's work before you know what to expect - emotional delivery, 'innocent' lyrics and his trademark voice, but I see this as being a massive step up. I have since got Yip Jump Music and Hi, How are You and can safely say this album is better. The other older songs were entirely different animals, spotty recordings and spotty songs. The Lo-Fi feeling of the tapes helps the cause of the other albums, but where songs like "I Had Lost My Mind" and "Chord Organ Blues" are excellent, alien entities, half the albums are full of songs like "I Picture Myself With A Guitar." People will probably say I don't "understand" these songs. But let's face it, they are pretty poor. This album is a step into the light. Everything is in tune and in time, Daniel's hypnotic voice is accompnied by lush strings and mellotron - I'm sure this is what Daniel's songs sound like in his head. When he sings "Love will save you now..." you can feel he means it.
I've warbled on here, but you cant describe this album or any of his other ones. All I can say is how much I love this album, and can't wait for more albums from him.