With their second album, the bluetones decided upon a very different approach to their first. Now while this proved their skill and versatility, it may have been a factor in their decline to semi-obscurity. When I first listened to this album, I was very disappointed with it in comparison to expecting to fly, but I suppose that's only to be expected, seeing as etf was my favourite album ever. The downbeat western theme pervading the album does grow on you though, and there certainly are some high points. Very high points indeed. Certain songs are classics (Jubjub bird, solomon bites the worm, tone blooze, unpainted arizona) in fact, most of the album is excellent compared to almost anything other than the first album. If you haven't got the first album, then buy that before you buy this. Otherwise, I would recommend buying this, for while it's not as good as etf, it's head and shoulders above anything else out there. Again, there's magical guitar, deep soulful lyrics and far more to offer than their lack of public success would suggest.