How can this album be so unknown? It's an absolute masterpiece, one of those few albums which live in their own world and can take you there with a few notes, whatever you're doing.
Bob Theil's a singer/songwriter, and his music is one of the most sad and unhopeful I've ever listened to. It's based on 12-string acoustic guitar, his beautiful voice and sparse synthetizers which, together with cold harmonies and bluesy electric guitar soloing somehow make the album's atmosphere amazing. The album has few quasi-optimistic episodes ("Moments Lost"), but most songs feature a unique "epic" depressive aura.