I'd just like to echo the popular opinion that this is probably the best demonstration of what is meant by the term "a grower". The production, the discordant sound of some of the tracks, the sprawling arrangement of the songs: it all is a bit much at first and I was gutted when i first listened to it. However, now I am a convert and have listened to the album countless times as the complexity and beauty of it slowly emerges. It's a unique piece of work and brave too as it will certainly put off many of the less patient SFTD fans who would probably like to see QOFTSA head in a more Foo Fighters direction. Thak God josh is the kind of geezer who values his music above his bank balance.