I think when it comes down to it, when comparing to Acrobatic Tenement and Relationship of Command, this album gets a huge boost from the production. (or lack of?) You know, the indie rock aesthetic that you can't figure out why it's so pleasing but it is? This album not only has that at it's best, but it's got easily some of the best At the Drive-In songs. I think you could argue that In Casino Out starts a little slow, but "Hulahoop Wounds" gets things going quite nicely. This being followed by the excellent "Napolean Solo," "Pickpocket," and let's not forget "A Devil Among Tailors." Of course my favorite track is actually the closer, "Transatlantic Foe." Although I mentioned those songs, make no mistakes that the rest of the album is no slouch, (those first two songs included) but each song I listed just really does it for me.
Be sure to check out Vaya Ep if you like this. At the Drive-In continues to grow musically at that point and put out some of their best.