Produced by Danger Mouse, this is a fantastic listen front to back. John and crew dish out the groovy riffs, psychedelic funk, falsetto vocals, and instrumental experimentation you expect from PTM in a clean, cohesive presentation. Songs like Hip Hop Kids, Creep in a T-Shirt, and Evil Friends will be the initial draw for most, but you'd be missing out if you didn't give the rest a listen- it truly is one of those rare albums that works from beginning to end.
WIth all the great music here though, the biggest draw for me are the lyrics- don't expect any whiney "why are we here? what are we doing?" bologna. John speaks the plain truth of someone in touch with the most honest part of the human condition- "It's not that I'm evil, I just don't like to pretend...that I could ever be your friend." Upon first listen lines like this might come off as arrogance. It's not. Listen to the rest of the album (and the prior ones) and you see it's nothing more than a whole-hearted self-awareness (applicable to ALL of us) that most people pretend just isn't there. Great music played to a gritty, rubber-meets-the-road philosophy class? Who couldn't love that?