I bought the album after hearing "The People That We Love" (originally called "Speed Kills", the title was changed after the 9/11 disaster) and "Headful of Ghosts". I loved the first for its hard rock passion... a grunge anthem, in the year 2001? And as for "Headful of Ghosts"... mellow, a tad depressing, but overall beautiful. A touch of humanity.
So... buying the record was the right move to make, right?
At first, I wondered if I wasted my money. The tracks were so slow, and they just lacked... something. Something like pizazz... the stuff that "The People That We Love" had. But then I listened again and again... and again and again... and I found that I fell in love with tracks like "Superman", "Hurricane", and my current Golden State favorite "Inflatable". This is a great mix of a mellower style and 90s alternative... and that's not something that's popular at this point, but it makes for awesome art. This is a record that has to be truly listened to by ear... the lyrics are symbolic, figurative, and at other times, cuttingly straightforward. But they're all fantastic just the same. It's modern poetry.