I have been a fan of 311 since I first heard the 'Blue Album' at a friend's house in 1996. I went out and bought that album, as well as 'Grassroots' and 'Music' right away, and when I found out they were coming out with 'Transistor' I went out and bought it right when it came out. It was then, and always has been, not only my favorite 311 album, but my favorite album ever. I must admit though that Evolver may be tied with this album as the best ever. You can't beat 21 tracks with drums, guitar, and bass better than any other rock band out there can do, and creative and positive lyrics and mixing of styles. Is there a better song than Use of Time? I doubt it. I love every track on this album and I find it difficult to fathom anyone who doesn't like 311 or who claims to like them but doesn't like this album. These people do not understand music. 'You're a transistor - Lightning resistor - Conducting to the mother star - That's what you are...'