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First song, Questioning Benjamin Franklin's Ghost, is really good. It has this great stop-start piano riff on the chorus. This is much better than anything on either of last years Joan Of Arc albums. Maybe they've finally returned. Track 2, Apocalpse Politics, reminds me of the songs Who's Afraid Of Elizabeth Taylor and Me (Plural) from the album Live In Chicago, 1999. It sounds like an outtake from that album. It's a really great song. Track 3, The Title Track Of This Album, is a super lame piece of non-music. 40 seconds of experimental idm noise, and then 40 seconds of the various band members repeating the album title over and over. Why?. Track 4, Queasy Lynn, is some cabaret lameness. Reminds me of that song Coming Up From Behind or whatever by Two Ton Boa that Marcy Playground covered. Lame. Sneaky music for cartoon badguys. If there's a 5th Home Alone movie an instrumental version of this song should be on the soundtrack. I thought it wasn't Tim singing at first, but I guess he can do two completely different voices now, because I realised halfway through that it actually was him. Track 5, White And Wrong, just sucks. Track 6, Onomatopoepic Animal Faces, is ok and has piano. Track 7, A Half-deaf Girl Named Echo, has lame sounding organ and is just an all around dull and weak song. Track 8, 80s Dance Parties Most Of All, is blah. Track 9, Deep Rush, is two minutes of pointless experimental electronic noisiness. Track 10, Gripped By The Lips, is a good song, but it sounds so much like The Sea And Cake that it's hard to accept as a Joan Of Arc song. Track 12, Abigail Cops And Animals, is bad and doesn't sound like Joan Of Arc at all. Track 13, Still From Miss Kate's Texture Dictionary, fits the same description as Deep Rush. Track 14, The Details Of The Bomb, has piano and is boring me. Track 15, I Trust A Litter Of Kittens Still Keeps The Coloseum, also has piano and sucks. Track 16, The Telephones Have Begun Making Calls, is a stupid, meandering, pointless, experimental non-song. Track 17, The Cash In And Price, is just the band members speaking names of mostly political figures, and then ending with saying "clear channel" a bunch of times. I guess it's a protest against corporations or something. It's pointless and retarded. This album is super mediocre and this band is still dead to me. I like tracks 2, 10, and 1, in that order. The rest I don't care about at all.