I discovered Anais Mitchell about two years ago when a friend introduced her album Hymns For The Exiled to me and I have been a fan ever since, whilst her efforts to mingle folk with opera in Hadestown was a real treat. This is a more pastoral work and more a romantic hymn to her homeland of America than is evident in her past works, creating a conscious link to folk tradition. It doesn't have the same spark as her earlier works but it is tracks like Wilderland, Venus and Annmarie show us she is still one of the most prodigious (and underrated) talents around. Buy it, it will definitely grow on you. 9/10.