As an avid fan of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, I buy pretty much everything Anton Newcombe releases, but this is not up to his usual standard. The Serious Matter is the only real stand-out track. If you are looking to get into the BJM, trying something else, like Tepid Peppermint Wonderland, Take It From The Man! or Give It Back. This album is fairly good, and fans will appreciate it, but it's not for people who aren't already aware of BJM.