If, and you’ll have to bear with me on this, you compare albums to drinks, some are like coke: they’re fizzy and immediately tasty, they’ll give you a hit and, in the right mood, can be refreshing. Some albums are more like whisky, an acquired taste that doesn’t necessarily provide an instant rush but requires time to appreciate and enjoy fully.
If you drink too much coke, you end up with a cloying, sickly, sticky, gummy aftertaste and you probably think that it’ll be a long time before you want another. If you drink too much whisky too quickly, you’ll get pissed but, take your time, savour the malty nuances and let them mellow, and you enjoy a far richer experience than any glass of fizzy pop.
The Baron in the Trees by the Loafing Heroes is definitely whisky not pop. There is no immediate taste gratification but, in the longer run, you appreciate it more.