I love the Fall. I have all their studio albums, some live stuff, some peel sessions and both single compilations. Since my expectations for them are so high, keep in mind that's a high 3 (in other words, it's better than just "okay"), but it's still pretty mild and uninteresting compared to most other Fall records. It's definatly the most wussily produced Fall album ever. The drums are horribly tinny, the keyboards sound cool in the dancey songs like "Telephone Thing" and the title track but others suffer from too much padding or stupid cheesy presets. The "Black Monk Theme"s are pretty uneventful, as is "I'm Frank". But those songs aside, most of the actual melodies are great. It's the actual songwriting is a little lazy at parts and like I said, the production makes them sound like a bunch of sissies. There's some interesting stuff on here though, like "Bill is Dead", a truly beautiful pop song with a melody that's usually wistful for the Fall. One of the most emotional-sounding things they've ever done actually. "Sing! Harpy" is pretty awesome too; it's got some neat sounding violins that go very well in the mix. "And Therin" is probably my favorite though. "Popcorn Double Feature" is a great Searchers cover, but the other covers on here don't do a thing for me. If you're already a big fan, don't let this scare you away. It's probably the least interesting Fall album, but it's not the worst! It's mildly pleasing, but inconsistent...still good though!