I’ve been a huge fan of these guys for years. I remember when heartache came out I was literally blown away. But this album just feels contrived. It almost seems like the band was trying so hard to come up with a new sound that the effort burned all their passion away. Too many songs seem noisy with no real clarity. I agree with reviews that say the signature “guitar” sound is completely missing. It just seems too muddy. Howard Jones’ singing is still AMAZING though, and the album is worth it just to hear him belt it out. He’s so good that his singing almost seems out of place in front of the mediocre instrumental work. To the band: What’s wrong guys, are you tired? The video on the enhanced version sure makes you look bored and disinterested. The farting was interesting.