I bought this album at a Destroyer show and I didn't know what to expect when I got it, I had only heard 3 songs by Bejar, "Jackie", "Breakin' the Law", the best 2 songs on The New Pornographers Mass Romantic Album, and "The Sublimation Hour" which I had downloaded from the Misra Records website. While the show suffered from poor sound (Message to Dan "Oh please have Destroyer open for the New Pornographers for the spring/summer 2003 tour") the songs were amazing, especially the first song "Strike" with the band coming into a frenzy that I was simply not prepared for, and the encore of "The Bad Arts", the best song I have seen live since being introduced to "Deeper into Movies" at The Fillmore in 1997. Since the purchase of this album I have become Destroyer's #1 Super Fan in San Francisco, almost everyone I have played this album for either buys it or begs for a copy, after which it does not leave their CD player, it really is that good. There is not a weak song on this album, there are classic lines, classic hooks, explosions, its all there. Play it loud, play it soft, just play it, best album in a decade.