A thoroughly impressive collection of songs, with flawless delivery by a voice that can be as brash as soulful and sweet. Essential listening. Period.
Thought it would be easier is a fine and total production. I never tire of it.
If you were to look up underrated classic in the great Music Dictionary, you would see the cover of this album there because one picture, in this instance, does say a thousand words...
A critic once said this was the first great album of the new millenium. Even though the millenium didn't start until 2001, he's definitely about the greatness of it :-)