Not a scratch on their older stuff
I can't disagree with Clark more (sorry Clarke!) I was SO disappointed when this album first came out. I was such a huge Jabox fan. For Your Own Special Sweetheart is one of greatest indie rock albums in my opinion (along with Chavez's Ride The Fader) and I had high hopes for this record - especially as I'd bought the single Absenter produced by Bob Weston (which is great). I think this album suffers largely from over-production. This is Jawbox sounding slick, polished and commerical with little edge or rawness. Shortly after they made this record they split up. I think they must have realised they had already produced their finest work.