Daedalus - Air
Digging my own Grave - Earth
Fair to Midland is talented, thoughtful, eccentric, and quirky, and the music reflects this. Most notable is the range and multi-functionality of Darroh Sudderth's voice. The lyrics are cryptic, and they take a while to decipher, but in the end, it is up to the listeners to create their own meaning and interpretation to the songs. I personally believe this album is about being assertive, about being done being passive or aggressive, and just finding that middle ground. Get what you want and make your life your own. It's inspiring and life-changing!
Heavens to Murgatroyd - there's a great life message in the lyrics
Whiskey & Ritalin - excellent hard track
Amarillo Sleeps on my Pillow - demonstrates the versatility of the band, it even sounds like they used a banjo
A Loophole in Limbo - beautiful track and chorus
Rikki Tikki Tavi - brilliant mix of passive and aggressive, in both message and music
Bright Bulbs & Sharp Tools - catchy
Coppertank Island - I dare you to listen to this song several times and not get "I'm a whale!!!!" stuck in your head
The Greener Grass - an 11-minute progressive masterpiece
I definitely recommend this for progressive rock fans. FTM doesn't always please people the first listen, but just give it a second chance and listen to it several times before you return it to the library!