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5 stars The Mayor of Gooberville says - 4.7 fishy beards out of 5.

The most underrated album from Beardfish. This 2 Disc set has many classic Beardfish songs such as "Blue Moon", "Tall Tales, "The Summit", "Ask Someone Who Knows" "Igloo On Two", "The Reason For Constructing/And Or Building A Pyramid", "Now" and others.

Beardfish always displays sublime skill, and seem to always evolve as a band, but the song writing here really stands out.

This album seems to stand apart from the other 5. Their 3rd album "Sleeping In Traffic PT 1" through their 5th, "Destined Solitaire", seem to have a similar sonic thread running through them.

The 6th album "Mammoth" seems to be taking them in a heavier direction which should be interesting. The 7th album 'preview' song, "Voluntary Slave" appears to back this up. No matter what happens I think they will always release quality albums.

They really have left the sound they forged on "Sane Day" behind. That's not necessarily bad, but I do miss the indefinable quality that made this album a flawed masterpiece.

I think the reason this album is a bit underrated has to be those previously mentioned great songs being sadly broken up by a few awkward segments. This album just does not play from start to finish as gracefully as it should. Despite it's greatness, I will sometimes skip 2 or 3 tracks. Still awesome for a long, 2 disc record.

GlassHanded | 5/5 |


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