This is a masterpiece. But you've never heard of it.
Of course, even if you don't know the name, you know the guy.
That's right. "It's mailtime!". Steve Burns was "Steve" from "Blues Clues", the original host of the most popular kid's show of all time. Steve was and is adored by toddlers, teenagers, college kids, and moms. And people like me. Steve was my idol when I was 5, and like everyone else, I was crushed when he "went to college" and his "brother" "Joe" replaced him. But he's still my idol. He's progressed into the coolest man alive. This album can please everyone. It has a pleasing mixture of his highly original alternative rock and songs where it's just him and a guitar. That balance makes this debut an extremely cohesive listen. On the alternative rock stuff (For example "Mighty Little Man", "What I Do On Saturday","Maintain", and "Henry Krinkle's Lament"), he shows that having The Flaming Lips members helps (Lips keyboardist/ guitarist/ former drummer Steven Drozd and bass player Michael Ivins played drums and bass (respectively) and Ivins engineered it, while Lips producer David Friddman produced it) and are able to become some of the most memorable songs of the 2000's, and the acoustic tracks (For example ">1", "A Reason") are great as well. He also manages to throw in a Brian Eno-esque instrumental ("Music For Montgomery County, PA"), an amazing cover ("A Song For Dustmites"), and an ethereal spacey alternative track ("Troposphere")
This gets five stars of five.
That's a link to Amazon to buy that album. Buy it.
Don't care about the cost (It IS only 13 dollars, but some people are budget sensitive), this is too good to pass up.