i actually like this album a lot. in my limited fiona apple exposure it seems as if she has really matured. really dig the Brion version than the retail. typically i am not a huge jon brion fan, he always seems to be a bit heavy handed in his production. i think he does some really pretty stuff but it just seems to sometimes overwhelm everything else that is going on. but i do like that he kept his involvement to a minimum, at least reigning in his knob twiddling. its pretty stark and really gives off a 1930′s vibe. the retail version was apparently done up by some dudes that some work some of my least favorite pop artists, which i cannot name at this time due to the fact i dont care to recall. anyways, me thinks they did a half way decent job of keeping some of what makes their typical productions kind of annoying to a minnimum. i am referring to the dreamy atmosphere that they have a habit of creating with too many keys and other over used instrumentation.