This disc takes you on an emotional, non-verbal adventure unparalelled by any I have ever heard. The beginning is so promising, the first track showing you hope for the future. Then, the bottom drops out and the album goes into a full out depression. This leads perfectly into the centerpiece of hte album, "Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls" which gives you the feeling of urgency about the state of our world, and implies an explosive and crazy ending to it. This explosion leads into another grave lull that is track 4, which leads into a hopeful track 5. All of this hope contained in the music builds up more and more, you get the sense that it will explode into something great...and then it just ends. Just like that. That is a very general synopsis of how I experienced this CD, but to listen and absorb every little storyline containted in this masterpiece is an experience in and of itself, which will be different for each person that hears it. There are many subplots within the general story expressed by the music, and this art of storytelling has been almost perfected by this incredibly talented rock band from Canada. Buy this CD, it is one of the few that is worth the money. Then, turn of all the lights and put it on as soon as you get it, and just absorb the experience that it is, and enjoy the ride in your own way.