Roddy Frame follows no path but his own. The critics can say what they want but I think he's leagues ahead of just about every singer/songwriter in this country. This cd will break your heart with the power of its lyrics and melodies. The North Star (Roddy's last album) was a masterpiece that few people ever got to hear, now he's made an even better record. If you think you can write a song, give it up now. Mr Frame has already out written and out played you before you've even picked up your guitar. I won't spoil this record for you so all I'll say is there's eleven tracks played unplugged with no ego or vanity in sight. Frame sings from the heart and that's where his songs will hit you. Let your curiosity guide you.