this has rapidly become one of my favorite albums ever. it's dark and experiments with a fine-tuned mix of something like blonde redhead, kraftwerk and brian eno. i find it more resolved than most of their other releases and more purposeful in its sampling of noise. it ranges in all directions, from aggressive to soothing, from deconstructivist to powerrock... all in all melds to one hell of a piece of music. flawless but not overproduced. brilliant. it's like a "revolver" of the 90s in terms of its complexity and genius, and yet completely unique to itself. inventive and crazy.