Emotionally, this record is a sad one. It is melodic, but it carries a very dark tone. Reading that longtime collaborator to the side project, Derrick Plourde, committed suicide while in the middle of recording explains the mood. So, reading on, Joey Cape (Lagwagon), carries on the project in memory. Not something I would listen to on the regular, but I can see that something special came out of this. As much as I kinda like their previous releases, this final recording is strong. It gave me the feeling of listening to emotions brought up by R.E.M. You choose.