I have been an And Also the Trees fan since the early 80's, and "the Millpond Years" is, in my opinion, their best album, and a timeless work of art. This album stands as testimony to the raw talent and amazing depth this obscure and sadly overlooked band offers to anyone lucky enough to listen. Like Japan, Bauhaus, and Low Life, AATT is one of those bands that was never discovered by the masses, but achieved cult status almost immediately. The lyrics of Simon Huw Jones, as is customary with all AATT albums, weave elegant, sorrowful tales of tragedy and love lost, and could easily be read as poetry. Toss in amazingly unique and haunting guitar work, and a tight band of proficient musicians, and you have And Also the Trees. Take one listen to Suffering of the Stream, Sandstone Man, or Needle Street, and you too will be a fan for life.