Lori McKenna has been one of the very best singer/songwriters for some time now, in the league of the best we've ever heard. But her artistry keeps growing. Although she has written brilliant songs in the past, this album is consistently richer and deeper than earlier albums. I've been trying to put my finger on why. I think it has something to do with the fact that, while she has always been true to her own perceptions and feelings, now every character in her life and stories (boyfriend, husband, children, rivals, neighbors,....) is treated with understanding and is rendered in 3-dimensional emotional depth. She's creating powerful, beautiful poetry and music. Don't miss this album.