Like many others, I was utterly confused the first time I heard this album. It covers so many different styles and it is nowhere near as focused as Elvis' earlier work. At it's worst, it has some interesting, yet rather aimless, musical experiments. This is the case with Stalin Malone and a few other tracks. But when it's good, it's really good. God's Comic, Let Him Dangle, This Town, Tramp The Dirt Down, Veronica, and Mirror are all among the best songs he's ever recorded. It's certainly enough to forgive some of the album's weaker points. If you're into Elvis, this is must buy. If you are new to his music, you would definitely be better off with earlier recordings like Get Happy and Armed Forces. This is a very experimental album, but it has some of the best songs you'll ever hear. Give it a listen and approach it with an open mind.