Muzzle of Bees is a gentle, rootsy strum for the most part with occasional fretwork interludes. Tweedy's Beatles fixation comes to the fore on piano-dominated tracks like Hummingbird and Theologians. In the main, fine pop/rock songs like Handshake Drugs and Company In My Back abound on this album.
The most polarising track for most people will be the 15 minute Less Than You Think. For the first three minutes it's a soft piano ballad before giving way to 12 minutes of maddening machine drone. It's total self-indulgence and depending on your mood that's either good or bad. But rather than finishing with this, we get one final song, the enjoyable Faces-style throwaway The Late Greats.
But it's an album that, once you get into it, is most enjoyable.