1. Xenomania was ok but Brian Higgins liked "Building a wall" nuff said and its dateable pop.
2. How anyone can call "Invisible" painfully dull I really don't know. If you don't like space to breathe between the beats and atmopshere in your sound, (which you clearly don't if you love Yes, which is kitchen sink et al) then suggesting that just because there is space and atmosphere means its "painfully" dull is quite short sighted, I think.In fact I think its one of the best things they have EVER done, musiscally and atmospherically.
3. Since (and including) Behaviour I have always though there have been two weak tracks on every album. ON "Elysium" I think, at the moment at least, there is only one: "Winner". Although the Braodway/West End sounding "Hold on" is getting there for me.
4. Give it time. Elysium is a grower.