Help's first album hasn't attracted as much attention as their collector-friendly second, but it's by far the superior record. It's a solid mix of rural rock, folk rock and pop, and rocks really hard despite there not being any distortion on the guitars. There appear to be no instrumental overdubs, just a trio of guitar, bass and drums, yet the excellent musicianship (especially the rock-solid rhythm section) makes the sound full and rich. Side one is full of energy, melodic songwriting, and excellent vocals, and is solid all the way through. Side two is somewhat less inspired, but still pretty good, and the album is definitely recommended. The cover is M- still in the shrink! The disc is also M-!