The thing is that Loudon Wainwright III had, and still has, an ability to touch on feelings way before time.
I have all the tracks on this CD on vinyl, bought years and years ago. They were delivered in Loudon's young voice, at least an octave higher, free of the ageing process. Then, while people older than me might have thought the songs pretentious, formed by someone who couldn't have had the experience to know what he wrote about, they hit the spot for me.
Hearing these old friends again, in his grown up voice, brings new resonance to the collection. In fact, it reminds me that not only did Loudon know what he was singing about, he knew it well. This collection is a vindication of his authenticity.
My take on middle aged blues can be found here