Hinson's record has greatly surpassed all of my expectations, even though I was a huge fan of his demos. Its strengths rest on a number of foundations--simple, compelling lyrics repeated hypnotically; unique vocal quality (honest and rough) supplemented by layers of harmony; huge variations in style and instrumentation (beautifully simple piano melodies, horn ensembles, screeching guitars, melodic feedback, acoustic "hillbilly" riffs, etc. all in various combinations). My favorite songs include: "Yourself Asleep Again," "Don't You," "As You Can See," "I Still Remember," "The Nothing," "You Lost Sight In Me," and "The Day Texas Sank to the Bottom of the Sea."
I highly recomend this album. I also recommend the singles with b-sides. "The Possibilities" (demo) on one of the "Beneath the Rose" singles has great lead guitar blending seamlessly with the slowly picked acoustic melody. Also, the album "The Baby and the Satellite," is incredible--short, atmospheric, with more a consistent style and equally intelligent and compelling songs.
If you enjoy honest music with a good deal of emotional content and are eclectic in your tastes, I'm sure this album will amaze you.