Should've Bought This One
This album is less like Ruminant Band and more akin to Spelled in Bones, thank god. I'm more partial to Johnson's guitar work rather than his piano playing. Every track on Ruminant Band seems to have loud saloon-style piano front and center. This, on the other hand, is diverse in styles and really showcases Johnson's ability for interesting song structure (\"So Long,\" \"Banishment Song\"). New fans should cop his early work with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse/Ugly Casanova, Holopaw, Califone) as these collaborations are truly classic.