"I bought this solely on the strength of "Please Don't Tell Her" and after never really delving into the remainder, put it aside. A recent road trip required a recycling of my main car CD fare and I threw this into the mix. It caught my ear, my attention, and still remains. I had not sampled any of their other efforts, but after continous play of this, I have looked and discovered the quality of their work here extends to other offerings.... Great sound, excellent instrumental sides and a package that works...and works very well. I still get a raised eyebrow or curious look from others when they hear something I'm playing from here, ask who the artist is, and I reply "Big Head Todd and the Monsters"....Not sure if they go out later and discover what I did, or assume I'm pulling their leg..Their loss if they don't. This is extremely good stuff..."
Good, but try "Sister Sweetly" or "Strategem" first
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I jumped when this CD was released, having become a major fan after stumbling onto Sister Sweetly when it was released. Beautiful World, however, has quite a few great songs but never seems to click home the way the previous two albums did. "Heart of Wilderness" and "Caroline" are outstanding, and there are nice touches everywhere, but my overall impression was that something is missing. There isn't a bad song here, that's for sure, but the highlights are fewer than before. Still, a mediocre BHT album is still better than anything Eric Clapton has done in years."
Solid, consistent, no soft spots.
Carl Gebhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Nashville, Tennessee | 11/14/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Still and always I imagine Sister Sweetly will stay at the top but this one is right there. Another consistently good product from these guys."
Ver y good
S. R. | 06/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this when it was released and just now am submitting a review. "Beautiful World" didn't light a fire under my tail when it was released but as time has past it has made its mark as a very good effort. "Resignation Superman" grows stronger with each listen as does the title track and "Crazy Mary" but then again I could list every song here. This effort may not be a good as previous BHTM efforts but don't letthat discourage you. BHTM are mellow and profound. Todd's guitar is smooth and easy as is his lyrics which are wise beyond his years. A true "craft" band, honing their style and crafting their art, they never fail to deliver quality in the studio and on stage."
S. R. | 04/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this cd. It's been in my car cd player forever, and I get sad thinking about taking it out. I'm a late comer to the BHTM ride, but what a sweet and soulful ride it is. Some music just gets into your soul, and only one other group can do this for me, Cowboy Junkies. And now BHTM. Ok, and Sarah Maclaughlin (but where is she???) Check this out, but give it a long listen, out on the road, let the music move you."