By Live's high standards, this is a slightly disappointing album. After the soaring melodies and beautiful lyrics that made 'The Distance to Here' an eternal classic, this seems tame. Ed Kowalczyk's voice is as powerful and impressive as ever, but that is all that remains the same in a strangely muted and subdued album. True, the lyrics still deal with lofty themes and raw, sweaty human emotion, but are not as beautiful or poetic as the previous three albums'. Gone, too, is the unhinged power in the music. The highlights are probably Simple Creed, Forever May Not Be Long Enough, and Transmit Your Love. Its interesting to see the group playing around with more diverse influences, and if you prefer intelligent alt-rock, this is defintiely your King of Beers. All in all, though, it is hard to shake the feeling that this is to The Distance to Here as Adore was to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (though arguably The Distance was not as great an album as Mellon Collie and V is not as bad as Adore).