Firstly, let's just clear up Giordano Bruno's review below: Daniel Johnston has Bi Polar disorder, not Downes Syndrome. His condition has been both the source of much pain and negativity in his life, and the spark of his genius; without it, he would simply not be Daniel Johnston. I do agree that this album is probably the best place to begin your journey of exploration . Some of his best songs were recorded on the original cassette albums (now available on CD) and have never been recorded by him with a proper producer in a fully equipped studio and It can be difficult to hear the melodic genius beneath the lo fi tape hiss. Here for the first time he gets the full indie production number and it really does bring out the songs in all of their power and erratic glory. So yeh, start here, move on to Reject Unknown, try out Kathy Mcarty 'Dead Do's Eyeball' (brilliant cover version's of the best of those early songs), and then, once you have become fully attuned, check out Yip Jump Music , Songs of Pain and the rest of the early stuff. You may also want to look at the 'Devil and ...' DVD. Once you 'get' Daniel then he will be a source of pleasure and awe for life.