Except from track five on the album improves dramatically. Live On Tomorrow is a breezy acoustic strumalong with a lightness of touch which really suits her, with gorgeous acoustic solo thrown in. Hatfield handles all the guitar work on this album and she really is in her element on the following track Dying Proof, which features ragged, lurching guitar work. Bottles And Flowers and Outsider are in a similar, highly pleasing vein.
Hang Down From Heaven has echoes of Live On Tomorrow with the addition of a heavy chorus, and a similar sweet and rough experiment follows with My Darling. One of the finest tracks is the penultimate Simplicity Is Beautiful, where she does a fine shoegaze impression, wth a gorgeously understated vocal under layers of guitar fuzz.
For a time in the mid nineties, Juliana Hatfield really had 'it'. It's hard to argue with a lot of this material, quite wonderful in parts.