Sound — 10
One of the words that best describes this album is frantic. Quick, catchy, tempo-changing music. The range of sounds and effects heard during the course of this album is truly innovative, very creative as well. The mix of Cedric's spacey dynamic voice, Omar's frantic guitar playing and insane effects, and the off tempo crazy drumming is one not very common in today's music. The album goes to so many places, so you'll sure to find a song you like. It's one of those albums where the "best song" can be almost any of the tracks on the album, it's that diversed.
Lyrics — 10
The singer, Cedric, is one of those high pitched chick-voiced singers. I've gotten very much used to him, so by now I really love him. You either love it, or you hate it. His voice matches the music well, and Cedric is one of the singer's where you can feel the emotion, whether it's anger or sadness, in every word he sings. A lot of the lyrics itself are strange, not exactly the most straight forward lyrics you'll find.
Overall Impression — 10
De-loused is easily their best album. It's just so polished, so solid that it really is above their past (and what became their future albums). What's impressive is how some of the songs seem similar, but are really all different. The frantic style, strange vocal ranged singer, and the wall of notes, beats, and other assorted noises all come together to make one amazing album, something every serious music fan needs to heard through at least once.