Van the Man! Musically, this is his best work since the 60s & 70s in my opinion. Lyrically, not as poetic and spiritual as usual, but that's ironically refreshing considering the majority of his subject matter on this record. After a year+ of media spin and political bs from our "experts", straightforward lyrics are necessary in "these unprecedented times." Van has been criticized for his common sense ability to see through the lies and I admire his boldness to speak out. In fact, just like his song, "Where Have All The Rebels Gone", I find myself shocked that a man in his 70s is the only one with enough dignity to speak truth to authority. Is everyone else spineless or brainwashed? It's ironic that an artist who tried to distance himself from a rock-n-roll label is the only one left with a rock-n-roll attitude. Love record and I love this guy!