I bought this album on a wing and a prayer two falls ago, and I put it on the stereo and almost threw it away instantly!
I gave it another few listens, and then I finally became addicted a couple of months later. The vocals were very cleverly crafted over the guitar parts, with some catchy riffs and interesting piano parts.
If I could have one complaint about this album, it would be it's listening life. I've had it now for a year or more, and I haven't listened to it for some time. Why? Overlistening perhaps, or maybe because it loses something after the initial beauty hits you. Anyway, some special tracks are:
An excellent mixture of an almost Red Hot Chilli Peppers rap blended with some excellent guitar playing makes this one a brilliant tune. A lot of energy and a lot of movement, a higlight of the album
4) Last Beautiful Girl
Soulful lyrics and melody, very well crafted piece in general. One song I could indeed listen to over and over again, a brilliant piece
5) If you're gone
Another soulful piece with great orchestration in the background, a simple but beautiful guitar and excellent, sweet melody. One of the more famous tracks from the album.
Other tracks which doubtless deserve a mention are 'Rest Stop', 'Bent' and the beautiful 'Bed of Lies'
This is a great album, however I'd suggest it doesn't hold the rock feel of the previous, nor the experience of the more modern album. Nevertheless, a brilliant album to own and listen to.