The bittersweet harmonies and authenticity of this duo placed them among the foremost singer-songwriters of the early 1990s. Their intelligent lyrics and evocative imagery make every song worthwhile, even when the tune is not particularly catchy. So tracks like Hammer And A Nail and Welcome Me with its spectacular guitar patterns are pleasant enough but somewhat lacking in the melody department. Where the melody is great, they deliver the most exquisite songs like Southland In The Springtime, the poignant You & Me Of The 10 000 Wars, the soulful Pushing The Needle Too Far which reminds me of Marianne Faithfull, and the stirring poetic song The Girl With The Weight Of The World In Her Hands. Another great one is World Falls, a song which in its imagery evokes Jane Siberry's classic Bound By The Beauty. There is a spiritual undertone and a feeling of pastoral purity in the music which is reflected in the environmental concerns of some of the songs. Those who like the music of Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega and acoustic folk in general, will love this album.