Smog have delivered a quality album yet again. This is a very sparse & deep album compared to the wonderful "Supper" from a couple of years ago but by no way is it lacking in any shape or form. Track 3 "the well" is the pick of the album which tells a hell of a story, other great tracks are Say Valley Maker, In the pines & rock bottom riser though I don't think there is a bad track on the album. Some people I know find smog too heavy for them but I find it enchanting, his voice & his lyrics are something that nobody else can quite match. If you get chance go and see him live, I have seen him three times with the most recent being the Manchester Roadhouse which he belted out most of this album along with a few old classics the audience was dumbstuck. He was that good. As you can tell I cannot recommend this & his previous album enough. Warning SMOG will make your life that little bit more enjoyable.