Todd Grant's solo release on the Lincoln, NE-based -ismist Recordings label finds the singer/songwriter moving through a set of acoustic guitar-driven indie pop. Though his style never heads too far into country or folk territory, his bittersweet lyrics and laconic tempo do hint at a country influence. Still, his songwriting and lyrics clearly make him an acoustic rock artist -- his song's are considerably well-written, making use of some nice changes and modest hooks, while his lyrics are nothing short of cinematic in their melancholy sentimentality. Though Grant never ended up forging much of a solo career, this album is definitely worth hearing for anyone engaged by mid-'90s acoustic indie rock capable of rivaling Mark Lanegan's solo work in terms of disposition or the work of Wilco in terms of sonics.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier