I heard 'Things' on a radio session a few months ago, and it was the first song that made me stop dead in my tracks for years. Checked out some other songs, after various internet searches, and went ahead and bought the album.
There are a few rockers (eg. All ones and zeros; The simple solution) but these are followed by more downbeat interludes which I find almost 'chillout' (in a good sense!). The album has an ebb & flow feel, interspersed with some recurring themes and motorik/krautrock tendencies (Musik der Fruhen Jahre; and the end of ' High times and low lives').
Definitely one of my favourite albums of 2006.