Sound — 8
I got an advance on this, my local record place got it on the 28th, it wasn't due out till may 3rd. Well, I'm rather pleased with the album. I fell in love with The Fragile, but as Trent stated earlier, this is more of a song orientated album than instrumental. There are some good beats, great piano, not much guitar this time though. No really super heavy songs like The Fragile either, but none the less, there are some very cool tracks.
Lyrics — 10
Do we really need to talk about his lyrics? The man has written the deepest, scarriest stuff, the lyrics in this album seem to be lighter though.
Overall Impression — 10
I'm happy with it. When I first heard the new single, I wasn't thrilled cause it sounded like pop. But that track flows amazingly well with the rest of the album. The album as a whole is a keeper, and I will be listening to it for the next month or so.