This disc should be seen as a child of its time. It is the illustration of a band in transition from a psychedelic rock band to a symphonic/atmospheric (or psychedelic, what's in a name?) pop/rock band.
This disc may be less accessible then the last 3 chapters in the history of Mercury Rev, but is a value for money. The extra DVD is a welcome bonus, but, more important is that it contains (finally!) a re-release of the Lego My Ego recordings, which makes this a must have for the fans, in case it would not already occupy a fancy place in your collection!
i bought the cd package as my vinyl is scratched. this is an amazing album and in my opinion and the opinion of my peers mercury revs finest. however the cd sound quality is rubbish - all muffled and quiet