I just finished listening to the Cd and their whole style seems to have slmost changed. The CD has cool references from train of though and 6 degrees of inner turbelence, but other then that, it's not my favourite album. James doesn't sound the best, and Mike disappointed me. In my opinion, Dream Theater needs to find a new singer and drummer. Plus, they are all getting older and probably should retire soon. One thing that made me sick to my stomach was when my girl friend walked into the room and said "This sounds like a U2 song." and that was when I was listening to "I walk beside you". and it does! This is just my opinion. if you like older Dream Theater, don't get this Album. If you want a mix of weirdly heavy music with some cheesy major chord happy happy, joy joy songs, this is your Cd. Mike said he hated doing drum solos, so he should stop doing them, I think he also needs to stop playing in this band. I'm a huge Mike Portnoy fan and he really let me down.