Meaningful lyrics paired with simple production make this a well thought out project. I think stylistically the album is a little boring and wished it would build into something a little more, but it was still an enjoyable project.
This is a dark sounding album with some amazing production and instrumentation. I found stretches of it to be rather slow and I was drifting away in thought, but perhaps that is the point of the album with it's dream-like sound.
Right off the bat the dolphin noises on the first song are pretty ridiculous. The song compositions are pretty unique, but lyrically it seems like Fiona Apple is trying a bit too hard to be artsy. I particularly enjoyed the percussion.