This will stand out as Lofgren's finest hour. This is an album which surprises thoughout. The most obvious thing about the recording of these well-crafted songs, is that they are all very dry. There is very little reverb to hide any minor mistakes, and this dryness is refreshing. The music is, for lack of a better term, "in your face" throughout. It's funky, powerfull and very dark. All of the characters on this album are struggling with the mundane nature of their urban lives. However, Lofgren still manages to maintain his high levels of lyricism even though this album demonstrates the harsher side of his voice. His guitar work is, as ever, exceptional (though perhaps more subtle than on previous albums). The stand out tracks are "Nothing's Falling" which is blessed by restrained rhythm guitar work against a minimalist background, and "Trip To Mars," a dark tale about a policeman wondering why he bothers to fight all of thee evil in his town. This is, in my opinion, Lofgren's finest album.