This album still has better lyrics than pretty much any band out there, but they are much inferior to all previous albums by the Hold Steady. The Snitch is the best thing here. It would even make inclusion on the Boys and Girls in America album. The Weekenders would probably have just missed the cut. Nothing else is up there at this level. And Boys and Girls in America isn't even their best album. That honour belongs to Separation Sunday - one of the handful of best albums of the last decade. Boys and Girls in America is just a short way behind. Heaven is... has been overhauled sonically. It sounds good, but the depth is just not there. They still hammer out melodic tunes despite the loss of the keyboard player. Maybe Craig Finn needs to turn back to Separation Sunday rather than continuing to move further on in the direction that Boys and Girls set off in.