Sound — 10
The sound on this album is genious and totally different to that of their previous 4 albums. This album sees them take their hard rock sound and mix it with jazz. The result is brilliant, and in my opinion, one of the most original sounding records in modern music. Most of the songs here aren't as 'heavy' as their previous work, but is alot more up tempo.
Lyrics — 10
Brandon Boyds lyrics are just pure genious, he uses the most imaginitive metaphors around, to create lyrics that appear to be about nothing in particular but have meaning. As a result the style of lyrics fit perfectly with the music, eccentric yet brilliant. As a singer, Brandon has a great unique voice that really stands out.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is one the best, most original recordings I have heard. I mixes styles almost effortlesly. For me, the most impressive songs are Megalomaniac and Pistola. I love every thing about this album. If it were stolen I would definately buy it again.