It took me a while to get into this album but it was well worth the effort! It is not an album that you can simply put on as background music, or at least not without it being wasted. This is a very technical album, with many intricate harmonies from Dave and Carter, and a multitude of little "bonus" tracks after almost every song. This creates an effect of each song linking, making the entire album a continuous build up, culminating in the brilliant "Spoon". On the way you are treated to many a musical delight, in particular "The Stone" and "The Dreaming Tree" which are both very dark and yet pleasantly uncomplicated - which probably adds to the dark feel! This album is also the home of an amazing bass line from Steffan on "Crush". It also features two colaborations with Alanis Morisette in the form of "Spoon" and "Don't Drink The Water" - a song about the development of America at the expense of the native Indians. At the end of the day this is a fantastic album that can only really be listened to all the way through and with great attention to do it justice. It simply adds more support to the argument that everyone should own a piece of DMB work!