Another great album from one of the all time great bands. I don't know how they keep doing it, but the Old 97's have managed to keep the soul of their music, without becoming derivative. Usually, when you see a band you like, you get disappointed when they say they're going to play "something off the new album", but I've never had that experience with the Old 97's.
"I Don't Wanna Die in This Town" leads off the album and gets you moving with a train beat, as you'd expect from a band named after a train. My favorite track is "All Who Wander", with it's ethereal vibe and (literal) soul searching. "Jesus Loves You" is a rollicking testament to the band's sense of humor and iconoclasm, along with its thematic partner, "Good With God", which is structurally reminiscent of Rhett's "Fireflies", but with a nice hard edge.
I pre-ordered the green vinyl, which looks and sounds great. I just wish it had arrived on or before the official release date, instead of being shipped then. As part of the pre-order, I got an autographed CD booklet. It would have been nice to have the album packaging autographed, but I understand if that was a logistical impossibility. The vinyl came with a download card, which didn't work, but the record company very quickly resolved that issue.