Like many of my friends, I'm absolutely in LOVE with Motorcade of Generosity. And it's still my favorite work from this inventive band. But give Prolonging a chance. When I listened to this CD at first, I was disappointed by the lack of upbeat, twangy ballads that permeated Motorcade, and also by the lack of trumpet solos and the general "yeah, all right" energy. However, repeat listenings uncovered some amazing songs. These tend to be more subdued and the sound seems more "blended in" or refined. The lyrics aren't as fun as on Motorcade either. However, "Satan is My Motor," "Sheep Go to Heaven," "Walk On By," and "Hem of Your Garment" are fantastic songs while "Mexico", "When You Sleep" and "Cool Blue Reason" are unusual, catchy ballads. Highly recommended for those new to Cake, and for previous fans, just another great album.