"When John Prine resigned from his job as a USPS mailman, his supervisor snickered, 'you’ll be back.' Instead, Prine became a revered folk-country-rock songwriter, starting with this first album, which is loaded with enduring gems, including 'Angel From Montgomery,' 'Hello in There,' and a song that regularly returns to relevance, 'Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore.' Prine seemed like a Zen sage. He filled his songs with an uncynical live-and-let-live morality, and wrote in a colloquial voice that showed a love of the way Americans speak. His closest parallel isn’t another songwriter, it’s Mark Twain."
- Rolling Stone