For those of you who think this is RR's worst release, what about "Remember"? Yes, this CD is multilayered, but they all are. Yes, it is mellower than usual, but hey, the band has aged. It is richer melodically than most of the others, and the lyrics are evolved and intelligent. Each song still gives me goosebumps. Mike still wails, especially on "welcome to my party". Although it's no "When I Woke," compared to similar bands who have slid into mediocrity (such as Phish, STI, and Santana), this album proves to me at least that we still have quality music even nowadays. Don't let the subtlety fool you.