Blegvad and co-producer Chris Stamey mostly jettison the electronic distractions that marred the ex-patriot's first attempt at playing it straight as a more traditional singer/songwriter. This focused simplicity accentuates Blegvad's quirky imagery and frank confessions in a way the songs on Downtime didn't quite accomplish. "Not Weak Enough," a highlight of that previous album, appears in a new recorded version here. Musical minions include former Stamey bandmate Peter Holsapple, XTC frontman Andy Partridge, Golden Palominos leader Anton Fier, and occasional Golden Palominos chanteuse Syd Straw.
AllMusic Review by Brian Beatty