The silence has been broken at long last. FLIPPER is back, and this album is ten times more satisfying than American Grafishy. Admittedly, it starts off a little weak (Be Good, Child! and Learn to Live sound like they were phoned in) but beginning with Only One Answer, Bruce Lose gets into perfect voice (which, as fans know, is perfectly awful) and Ted Falconi matches him with the slow-motion wreck of a guitar sound that we've grown to love. The whole album is a growling, heavy mess of post-punk goodness. For anyone worried, Kris Novoselic works out perfectly here. The basslines were always the most important element of FLIPPER songs and his talents are not wasted. Highlights: Triple Mass, Night Falls, Old Graves.