I considered myself a fan, but after giving this collection of songs a thorough listening, I came away with the feeling that the band attempts to substitute their personal political viewpoints for music. I, for one, don’t buy it. Even though a few tunes rise to their former level of energy, the remainder of these songs run out of gas before the tracks end. Let’s not allow today’s corporate music juggernaut to say what’s quality,… this LP outing is only fair at best. If you want to get on your soapbox guys, CNN & Time magazine would be happy to give you an interview. But as for music?… just return to the drawing board & do what you seem to do best.