There are a couple of things that are immediately clear upon listening to this album: One, this is an album in the truest sense of the word. It's not simply a bunch of songs thrown together and released at the same time. It's a cohesive collection of songs that hangs together in a way that few albums do these days.
Two, it couldn't be more obvious how much these guys enjoy making music. Neither of them is a professional musician, but they play with a passion and love for the art form that is missing in so much of the alleged music that's churned out right now. "Blue 21A" is music for music lovers made by music lovers. It's that simple.
"We Will Float Away" and "Five Swimming Pools of Whiskey" are the two standout tracks for me, and I keep going back and listening to them over and over, finding fresh nuances and details each time. It's terrific stuff.