Madonna has it all. Crunching guitars, melodies, bombast, etc., but it's quieter moments are what make it stand out, if not above Source Tags & Codes, then pretty close. Aged Dolls sounds simple, almost boring at first, but it creates such a creepy mood, sucking you in to keep listening. The crecendos are beautiful. Clair de Lune is another pretty song unmatched by by anything in ST&C except maybe "After the Laughter". Throw in thrashers like Mistakes & Regrets, A Perfect Teenhood, and Totally Natural, and it's almost the perfect rock album. If only they would dispense with the minute long noodling (filler) that is distracting and the god-awful Sigh Your Children (Conrad does not sound good at all with just an acoustic guitar. Counting Off the Days from their new ep is another sad example). But I'm being picky. Buy Madonna before ST&C. If just to see their musical progression.