This album is great. To any Pearl Jam fan who enjoyed "No Code" and "Binaural", this repesents the (for the most part) heavier side of the triangle. I've always held those three albums in slightly higher regard than the rest of the Pearl Jam studio library (No Code is, in my opinion, the best of the three), because they showcase Pearl Jams overwhelming talent, and ability for being able to play with all these new sounds, while still maintaining that basic Pearl Jam feel. Not a lot of bands can get away with that kind of experimentation, but Pearl Jam does. Buy this album with No Code and Binaural, and buckle your seatbelt, it's a hell of a ride.