This album has no regrets and it feels like it. There's no standard commercial formula, no overblown hype. Abstract Rude, an MC I've never even heard of, invents a whole new style that coexists with Daedelus' strange music, and Busdriver brings his signature delivery to a new level. This album is hip-hop, it's not electronica or none of those fringe genres that music snobs classify music into to make themselves feel smarter. This is pure, true hip-hop. With offbeat, funky beats, and cutting-edge lyrical flow, this remains one of the more underrated albums of 2003 (as well as Diverse's overground debut). If you truly love hip-hop, ditch your dumb Outkast and Talib Kweli records. This is the future of music, the rest are just trying to bring back the past.