It's hard to tell you what I really think of this album because of the love I have for Grace, Jeff's debut album. This is technically, and unfinished "sketch" of what would have been his sophmore release, and he was definetly not making a second Grace, which as an artist is good. Jeff Buckley is my favourite musician, so I can't completely listen to this album without being a little biased.
The tracks thats definetly stick out are "The Sky is a Landfill" and "Everybody Here Wants You." The first being a grungier darker song and the second sounding a little R&B while being extremely romantic and beautiful.
Sure, those stick out, along with Vancouver, a song Buckley often played on tour before the recording of it, and a great song mind you.. but the songs you should really listen to are "Yard of Blonde Girls," "Morning Theft,(My favourite, the lyrics are amazing)" and from the second disc, "Haven't You Heard."
I am glad that they included the second disc of rough recordings to show you where he was heading with the re-recording of it, his cover of "Satisfied Mind" is strong and heartbreaking.
I was hesitant to listen to this since a friend of mine had told me that it wasn't very good. I didn't want my opinion of Jeff altered as being an amazing musician. There's more of his personality on this album, more Jeff Buckley, and lyrically the songs go further. While this album doesn't hold the same meaning to me that Grace does, it definetly holds its own and gives us a much needed taste of what he would have done next, even if it is just sketches.