As the previous reviewer said, this is a very intimate album. Krug has worked his way in a cathartic manner out of layers of eclectic sounds and veiled lyrics to the raw essentials. If previous endeavors were about creating intricate imagery and sounds, this focuses on emotion, memory, and introspection. The piano serves to accentuate that, not muddle it under sound like previous albums.
Beautiful melodies and honest lyrics. It's a vast departure, but I hope all can appreciate the artistry behind this album.