All of the Avett Brothers albums are great. Their harmonies are beautiful. Their talent with the various instruments they play (banjo, guitar, piano and more) is phenomenal and their lyrics are clever and true. In I and Love and You the songs are sadder and filled with pain and mental anguish. Even a seemingly festive song like "Tin Man" has dark lyrics. But don't let that scare you. This is a fine album without a dud on it.