If this is to be the last album the Black Crowes ever put out, I will say they went out on a very high note. Being a fan of the Crowes, I want to like everything they put out, and I have until By Your Side came out. I just cound not get into that album. It wasnt a BAD disc I guess, but it is one I never listen to now, as opposed to all of the Black Crowes past efforts, which I listen to often. To me, Lions has a sound that is closer to Amorica then any of their other past albums. It is down and dirty rock and roll at its best. Some have said that playing live with Jimmy Page lit a fire back under the Crowes, and I tend to agree with that. From the first time I played this disc, I likes it. Hell, from the opening riff off Midnight... I liked this disc. While the Black Crowes may no longer be around, they certanly left a body of work to be proud of, and Lions is,in my opinion, their second best album, after Amorica.