I bought this on the back of hearing The Sweet Spot and I am so happy that I did. Although it is expensive, I love to buy cd's when I like a single track. This has lead to varying results, some duffers that were a waste of money but some absolute rays of sunshine which illuminate my life. Examples: King Creosote, Ed Harcourt, Wallis Bird, Mark Mulcahy, Ron Sexsmith and Duke Special. This is close to being the best, although King Creosote's Bombshell knocked Van Morrison's Astral Weeks off my fav album topspot after 20 years! It is original, bright, tuneful and beautiful. It is so creative and full of variety. I never heard of Thomas Walsh before but he has a lovely voice. Neil Hannon I know and admire but I did not know he was brave and skilled enough in his craft to create this type of concept album. Can you do it again boys?