look @ the cover, no dots, 1 word EVOL. What might they stand for if it was like that? Emotional Violation, Outstanding Lyricism? I shouldn't be too irrelevant & must give respect to this most beautiful of records from those beautiful people of SY. Someone said this is a watered down version of CONFUSION IS SEX, because whilst there are actual pop songs like Starpower & Green Light which themselves grind away artily anyway, others are decidedly creepy like Marilyn Moore [probably because Lydia Lunch co-wrote it] & Secret Girl. Someone also said that Expressway is a good song for going to sleep to. the only thing is that w/ the upbeat bonus track you might not stay there. The Geffen reissue, which I think is the one they're selling here has notes by Lisa Crystal Carver who is responsible for some zines & stuff, her analyses & thoughts about the songs are totally right, so read them & I won't have to try something new there, I'm being lazy because I actually call myself a writer/reviewer. Love spelt backwards doesn't necessrily equal hate but a strange intense feeling, very defiant, which is also on songs like Protect Me You on CIS & Shadow of a Doubt here. If you're half contemplating buying this, I suggest go ahead, it's extremely unlikely that you'll be too disappointed. Of course after this they got even better w/ Sister, so if you've got enough money get that too.