I just got this CD and have not been able to tear myself away from it. Work and sleep are now merely times I can not listen to “De-Loused.” This album definitely takes some patience and some getting used to, but isn’t that true of all your favorite albums? A lot of the songs have some strange bridges and tempo shifts, but then shots of amazing melody that makes the whole song make sense…if that makes any sense. I’m still having a hard time with track 5 (sorry, don’t know names). I instantly liked Track 2, still my favorite track. Tracks 3, 6, and 10 are also standouts, although it’s really hard to find a bad track on this album. I’m sure eventually I’ll even dig Track 5 If you’re like me, you’re constantly in the market for new music, and are constantly being disappointed…but this is hard rock, prog rock, whatever you want to call it at its very best. It’s loud, smart, unique, melodic….just BUY IT.