Let's just start off by saying that Shallow Pools is probably not for everyone. Not that it isn't good, but because that 48 minutes of pure spoken word is not everyone's cup of tea. And even I can agree that this is probably not a record I will listen to a lot. But if you're a lover of words and beautiful poetry, then I think that you should definitely check this out. jamesreindeer wrote and recorded 100 poems during the period of 2 weeks, and he truly is a good poet. He can paint beautiful images of the world around him, and listening to this with the headphones on and your eyes closed is soothing. A required taste perhaps, but I'm happy that he decided to record Shallow Pools and share it with the world.