This is one of the few albums that is absolutely great from top to bottom, which is a rarity these days. The songs draw you in over time and i must admit i wasn't sure when i first listened to it but if you have a liking for all things slightly unconventional, this is for you. I always admire artists who can incorporate odd time signatures and changes etc whilst also keeping the music melodic and EE do this brilliantly. I think prog gets banded about far too liberally these days (Radiohead?!?!?) but it may appeal to fans of the genre but not at the exclusion of fans of good indie/pop. Top songwriting throughout and nice production-ok, the lyrics are a little all over the place but all in all the album works. If it helps i also rate vampire weekend,mgmt,foals,friendly fires etc as well as xtc and yes who have been referenced in these reviews but don't be put off if you don't like the references.