Sound — 10
Well first, we can all agree that System of a Down has a very unique sound. Steal This Album! I think is a bit different from their previous albums. No two songs sound the same on this record. Very eclectic record; some somewhat slow songs, and very upbeat/fast songs. The complexity of this ablum is unimaginable. I don't usually listen to drums, but the drums on this album are amazing. Guitar and bass are phenomenal on every song. There is no way you can get bored listening to this album. I believe there are 4 or 5 different CD covers for the record, because each member came up with their own cover, and then there is the generic cover. The record is awesome.
Lyrics — 9
The majority of the lyrics on this album are very political. Even if you're not a political person, this album still rocks. One song in specific, Boom!, is of the singer, Serj, talking. It sounds of if it is a poem, and then the chorus comes in strong. Very few songs on this record have simple lyrics (F--k The System), but they get the message across. The mix of Serj and Daron's voice on the songs compliment the harmony of the songs, which makes it a better record.
Overall Impression — 10
This album does not compare to any other album I've ever heard, not even another SOAD album. The variety of songs on the albums gives you a taste of a different side of SOAD. I-E-A-I-A-I-O is one of the best songs on the ablum, in my opinion. The song Streamline is so harmonic, but at the same time very, very hard. Chic 'n' Stu is a funny song but at the same time has a great message. This is my favorite album by SOAD, although there were very few singles released from it. I recommend it.