Here Will Oldham took the rustic charms of the debut by Palace Brothers, There Is No One What Will Take Care of You, and stripped it down to primarily just himself and an acoustic guitar. Considering the album was released in the early '90s, it was a true anachronism to the era. Oldham's voice is fragile, prone to breaking at random. Some of his lyrics are silly and playful, while others are serious and devastating. This odd mix of traditional elements and postmodern self-consciousness still manages to pull itself off. "You Will Me When I Burn," "Pushkin," and "All Is Grace" beautifully outline a world far from the decade's grunge riffs. "No More Workhorse Blues" is further impressed with the sound of thunder lurking in the background. "I Am a Cinematographer," despite the inherent aesthetic dissonance, is an emotionally powerful tale. At under half an hour, the album's effect is efficient and complete. It's a trip into a singular world where nothing is exactly what it seems.