Post Orgasmic Chill is the third studio album by British rock band Skunk Anansie, first released in 1999. Two album covers exist: the European version with the band lounging in an oceanside apartment, and the American version with the band standing on the Atlantic City boardwalk. It was a complete departure from their previous two albums, which had elements of punk rock and alternative rock by moving to a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal. It took eleven years for the group to release their next album, Wonderlustre.Wikipedia
Never heard of them before and really enjoyed. Killer vocals.
It seems Skunk Anansie is REALLY big across the pond but I'd never heard of them. Though not terrible, the album is largely forgettable today. The doom-laden sound juxtaposed with Skin's undeniably strong voice surely worked well in the mid-to-late '90s. And though I appreciate the unique tempos, thick bass and boundless energy, this isn't something that I'd willfully turn on today. If I had discovered this at the turn of the century, I probably would have listened and enjoyed this on more than one occasion. And, if I were to do the 90's all over again, Post Orgasmic Chill would be right next to Ednaswap's Wonderland Park in my Sony 6-disc CD changer.
In general, I liked it a lot, it has that touch of the nineties and those choirs that remind me a little bit of the African-American churches in the United States.
yea, evanescence, no thank you
Forgot how good this is
So I discovered this band last year. I don't know how I slept on them. Instant love and this album is great.
A great album by one of the most underrated bands of the 90s. Classic.
Great album. Really likes the music but the name of it was misleading haha.
Never heard of this band, but they rock pretty hard. They remind me of Foo Fighters in that the style can change a lot between songs, but it sound like the same band still.
Voor deze albums doe ik het! Wat een ontdekking! Wat een stem!
Best Song: On my Hotel TV. The intensity of the lyrics caught me off guard, and the vocals were phenomenal. Worst Song: I'm Not Afraid. Not terrible, but weak compared to the rest of the album. Overall: Good instrumentation and sampling turned great by the addition of powerhouse vocal performances on every track. This album lives entirely on the strength of that killer voice, where each song is sung with a passion and intensity that is uncommon.
Perfection, a band I have seen live a bunch of times, including at a Radio 1 Roadshow around the release of this album.
Wow! Another point for the 1001 list. I had never heard about "Skunk Anansie," but I'm glad to discover this fantastic voice and great songs! Awe-inspiring work!
A really interesting album, even if it's hard rock it never abuses the sounds of that peculiar style, instead it uses a lot of electronic sounds and mixes really beautiful and natural instruments and artificial sounds. The voice is strange, it isn't something you would expect from that kind of style but definitely give it a lot of uniqueness
The slower cuts from the four-piece were hit or miss; More the former, but lacking a cohesive application of sounds and effects. The faster songs were carried by the energy, and I found their punches far more jarring than expected. Some of that is unfamiliarity, I'm sure, but I'm absolutely ready to go through Skunk Anansie's discography in full and on a proper stereo system.
Well to start with ... gotta love the album title. When "Charlie Big Potato" started, I was not a fan. But by 60 seconds in, the deep driving base (reminiscent of NIN) broke in and made for a fun sound. Hated the 2nd track -"On My Hotel TV". Junk. Was getting concerned. But then the album got its sound, its flow, its personality. "Tracy's Flaw" started nice and slow, and then built and built and BUILT. "I'll come running. I'll come running back to you" ... Huge voice. Huge power. Goosebumps. And then in launched into "The Skank Heads". Not sure there are more hard, clean, driving songs than this one. "Lately" is a great arrangement with solid drums and 80's sounding guitar wailing. "Secretly" had the most plays on Spotify. Was OK, but did IMO did not warrant that top position. All in all, a SOLID album. Added to playlist.
7/10. Kinda cool
7/10 I don’t care too much for this style but the vocal performance was very good
Absolutely solid rock record. They have a really nice variety of tempos and energy and definitely finds it vibe throughout the album. There are a few tracks that are the higher energy / staccato delivery that don't do as much for me, but We Don't Need and Tracy's Flaw are great. Really enjoyed.
With a name like Skunk, I didn't think I'd like this. Because, you know, the connotation is that it would stink. I apologize and promise to do better. This sounds really good. I want to listen to more.
First time listen. Kinda enjoyed it.
okay, this album is so cool
Whoa. What a fascinating mix of genres and styles. Love feeling the pain and anger. Really enjoyed this.
Couple heavy riffs, pissed, melodic vocals. Really liked this one.
duck done good
Chilled and Orgasmic.
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Skunk heads, Lately, We don’t need who you think you are,
Interesting beats. Good sound. My head is banging. Good when you give it some time, and the title makes sense cause it isn't quite orgasmic. 4
might be too much but idk .kinda liked it.
fun album, not really my genre but still had some neat, enjoyable parts, 7/10
Cool, calm, collected chaos is the best way to describe this. I’d never heard of this band before but walked away a fan. Loved the entire vibe of this one.
Toimii meikälle vaikka aika on purassut soundipuolel. Hieno energia tässä on! 4/5
Nice voice. Lively going on aggressive
good alt rock album, doesn't bore out and uses tempo alot to keep the listener interested
Weird at 1st, but I actually liked this album. I got some Paramore vibes from some of it.
Unique, technically proficient, interesting message. A big surprise for me.
Tyylilleen uskollinen, tiukka ja kova. Levyn nimikin loistava!
This is the first Skunk Anansie album I've heard (I listened to a couple of songs when I was about 14 and it wasn't really my vibe at the time) and I enjoyed this a lot. The music was a lot more varied than I expected and Skin is a powerhouse of a vocalist
Solid album out of left-field. Going into my regular rotation.
I experience a moment of dread every time a British band that I've never heard of from the 90s-00s comes up on this list, because the author of the list seems to have a particular weakness for dogshit of that vintage. This album was a nice surprise. I don't know that it's something I'm ever going to listen to again, but I can at least understand why someone would point me to this album and tell me that I should listen to it. The music isn't unique, but it's a blend of a couple genres and it's well executed. There is also some kind of alchemy present when female vocalists front metal bands. It just works and I'm not sure why. There's a decent amount of variety in the album as well 4/5
Drugi dio albuma mi je jako dobar. Necu se vise vracat albumu al hocu pjesmi Secretly. Malo me podsjecaju na manje hc mars voltu.
This goes hard
Sehr coole Atmosphäre und Klangkulisse. Insbesondere die experimentelleren Sounds!
I enjoyed this more than I expected too. Some quite varied track, and vocals. pretty decent.
A stunning mix of harshness and delicacy. One of the few places that I'll allow the drop-D bass tuning. Skin is like no one else.
una bomba, è glam pop metal generazione post 2000 che di solito non amo, ma questo è figo. vario la cantante bravissima, le melodie riconoscibili e non banali. di carattere.
canzoni abbastanza originali, album complesso, voce della cantante fantastica. da riascoltare
Un subidón de energía, metal del bueno
Skunk Anansie dabble with nu-metal. But better than that sounds.
Fav songs: - Tracy's Flaw - The Skank Heads
For the first 30 seconds, I thought this was going to be a very different album than it turned out to be. I dig the harder rock sometimes veering into punk sounds. Lead vocals are powerful and I like the strings on Secretly. Actually, the parts of the album (Secretly in particular) reminded me of Evanescence. They are similarly melodramatic, they both incorporate hard rock with orchestral elements, and they have powerful lead vocalists....too bad I can't understand any of Skunk Anansie's lyrics. Even reading them, they are gibberish ("skinny kack para, para dutty dykie nigga") so even if I want to scream along, I wouldn't know what to say. The lyrics leave this one at 3 stars but there were some pleasant surprises with this one.
According to Wikipedia, this album was a "complete departure" from their earlier work, which was more punk and alternative whereas "Post Orgasmic Chill" had "a new harder sound with elements of hard rock and alternative metal." Someone forgot to tell half of this album about this radical shift. The harder stuff is interesting. The more alternative stuff however doesn't stand out from their contemporaries. Songs that melded the two sounds showed the promise of the new direction, but overall there are too many forgettable tracks. Their lead singer, Skin (because Deborah doesn't sound cool enough for a rock singer?), has definite vocal talent, but is kind of all over the place in her approach. Also interesting was the drum-and-bass intro on the first track and outro on "Good Things Don't Always Come to You." Creating more of a mash-up of alternative metal and drum-and-bass would have been really interesting, but unfortunately they did not explore it beyond these very tacked-on segments. Naming your band after the trickster spider-god Anasi is pretty cool, but adding on skunk to ""make the name nastier" draws a pretty big eye roll and almost loses them a star. And as long as we are looking at their questionable naming conventions, a lot of this album seems distinctly unsuited for "Post Orgasmic" chilling.
Molto carattere, con passione. Mi diverte. La tipa sa davvero il fatto suo!
I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it. The lead vocals were powerful and enjoyed the black centric lyrics that are damn near absent from alternative metal. However, I just didn’t find much to this album that was terribly innovative musically especially in 1999
Quand un producteur decide de faire des hits avec un band Des tounes correct, production a1, musicien a1, qu’est ce que je peux dire de plus. 3.75.
Forgot about this album - surprisingly poignant even for today and a lovely voice - not skunk anansie s best but a good one
Better than I thought it would be. Some really interesting stuff here
One of those albums that make me wish we were able to give half stars. While Post Orgasmic Chill is far better than most of the albums I have tagged with 3 stars I don't think it is as engaging and memorable as Stoosh or Paranoid & Sunburnt. One reason why I won't argue against its inclusion in this list is how formidable the band and how until listening to this album again I never drew the connection between them and a heck a of a lot of loud/quiet emoesque bands that followed at their heels. I was lucky enough to see Skunk Anansie supporting Garbage on their Australian tour in 1996, just when Stoosh was released. Skin has such a presence as a front woman that she gave Shirley Manson a run for her money that night.
Interesting 90s alt rock. I’m not sure I “get” what was influential or unique about it, but if you like alt rock, it’s worth a listen.
The lead vocalist sounds a little too much like Linda Perry from the 4 Non Blondes. Bumped up a notch for the great playlist Spotify fed me after the album ended. I got some great PJ Harvey, Portishead, Hole, and a little band called the Manic Street Preachers. I'm scaling up a notch for the aforementioned lead singer being named Skin. Actual rating is 2.5.
A couple of good songs.
Some interesting things here but not really up my alley. 5/10
Not bad but very of its time
don't know how i felt about this one. was really nervous about it after the second song, but overall found it pretty enjoyable. definitely weird and has consistent themes throughout
I mean...it was all right I guess? On a personal enjoyment level. I definitely understand why many people could have fallen in love with this album but I didn't. Love the raw anger in the music though. Don't know if you'd exactly classify this as punk or whatnot but it definitely has a pleasing proactive energy. It's just personally not a style I care for. Fave track: On my Hotel TV.
Hmm. An eclectic album for sure. Really loved some of it. Really meh about some of it.
Genre: Alternative Rock 3/5 As much as this album may be named Post Orgasmic Chill, there is very little of that kind of respite felt in this project. An industrial, political, almost nu-metal rock album with plenty of passion and raucous energy, and a female lead vocalist that doesn't hold anything back, this was more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be. The vocals were clearly the star here, which makes the stiffness of the arrangements seem even more stiff, as the backing track is consistently trying to keep up with her. The intro tracks, Charlie Big Potato and On My Hotel TV, were two excellent glimpses into what this band could do well, but the rest of the album struggles to match the energy from the beginning. Again, the female lead vocals, performed by Skin, are top-notch, but she belongs in a group that is as passionate as her. Stale arrangements and industrial/electronic breaks that feel out of place are the reasons this album falls semi-flat. It has a few gems, but nothing to warrant anything higher than a 3.
It's alright, can't chill to it though.
it was fine, maybe need to go back and give it a more thorough listen.
When this album first came out, it was one of my favorites. But giving it another lesson, it sounds like too many albums and one. Not as enjoyable as it was.
What a supremely strange album. The vocalist sounds like Alanis Morissette doing her best Tina Turner impression and the result is grating. Pair that with a pretty decent nu-metal backing band and you've got a recipe for cognitive dissonance. And just regular dissonance, for that matter. I can't love it. The vocals are too extra. But I can't hate it either. The music is good more often than not. This is case of two opposing vibes earning an album a tepid three-star review.
Veel gedraaid vroeger. Nu vind ik het ofwel poeslief ofwel lomp, zit niet zoveel tussen. Eerste nummer blijft ontzettend goed. Zo hard mogelijk draaien!
Die openingstrack is geweldig. Daar kleven heel wat herinneringen aan. Rest van het album is een beetje hit-and-miss.
Tja, haat-liefde. Debuut vond ik geweldig, daarna werd het hier en daar wat te zoetsappig. Openingstrack vind ik nog steeds heel vet, maar voor de rest vind ik het matig.
Some really nice heaviness at times There were quite a few moments that made me heavily cringe, especially towards the beginning, but overall it was decent. So I guess a low 3/5
Did they say the n word
Ive never been convinced that Skunk's combination of pop and rock really work. Its all "half decent"
Wild, fantastic rock and roll.
Thought this would be a grueling slog after hearing the first few tracks, but surprisingly this LP manages to exceed expectations by earmarking itself as a time capsule of the late 90s. While not every song goes by without sounding dated, the majority manage to live at the weird intersection of grungy metal and trip-hop that evokes the time period without being unlistenable. The sometimes repetitive song structures and tonal whiplash between tracks are the cherries on top that solidify this LP as the 90s incarnate.
Surprised I hadn't heard of this band due to their political leanings. Seems like a cool concept but didn't wow me in the implementation, still definitely need more black people in metal.
I was fully expecting to hate this, but it was better than I expected. What's interesting is how Skin kind of kick-started UK hip-hop artists such as Stormzy and Dizzee Rascal, even if the genre is different.
happy memories of seeing them live in the late 90s. Slightly surprised they chose this album rather than Stoosh or Paranoid & Sunburnt which were bigger hits and less nu-metally.
This group is pretty off the wall but oddly enough I am enjoying this album and definitely will check it out again.
Ok, ça sonne 1999, mais il y a du bon la dedans. La chanteuse a de la gueule dans son énergie, son look, son attitude. La bass 5 cordes me tape un peu sur les nerfs par bouts. Je suis content que ça existe, mais pas beaucoup plus que ça.
Good 90s rock album, but nothing special. 3/5
Jotain niin siistiä tuossa laulajan äänessä on. Kaikki biisit ei ollut ihan A-luokkaa jos edes B:täkään, mutta kuitenkin viihdyttävä levy.
First listen. Definitely sounds like the time it was made which I guess is somewhat nostalgic. Didn’t really enjoy it.
Not sure what compelled Rob to go back and put this in here… it’s dexent
I enjoyed more than I was expecting to!
I'm loving this run of female rock vocalists I'm getting lately. So this is a band I have NEVER heard of. As provocative as the album title is, the music is most certainly not chill in any sense of the word. I am guessing I haven't heard of this band because the woman lead vocalist blew out her vocal chords after one tour of live shows. She wails...and she's angry! I like it, but a full album of this is...a lot. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't survive a live show of theirs.
2.5/5. This is some real subpar late 90s rock. It is really boring.
Sasvim okej album, znam da su bili u Hrvatskoj u svibnju, međutim po slušanju mi nije toliko žao što nisam išao - nisam ih nikad slušao, ali evo poslušao i mog reći, dobro je, ali ne toliko da bih kartu kupio.
Rock alternativo. Ni fu ni fa.
Much of it is nu metal if instead of the hip hop component, it was Britpop with a mix of Alanis Morissette. But a lot of songs go soft on the opposite spectrum that sound more akin to folk rock, more common as the album progresses (and more like Morissette). And then there are hardcore songs like "On My Hotel TV" and "And This is Nothing." There's a symphonic effect created by the operatic singer, the strings, and the explosions of noise that remind me of Metallica S&M at times and Radiohead at their most chaotic. I thought most of the songs were pretty good (or at least had something notable), but I thought most of the instrumentation was boring, and I was mostly just impressed by the vocals and the incorporation of the strings. Favorites: On My Hotel TV, We Don't Need, Secretly, Cheap Honesty, And This is Nothing
Epic songs but not particularly memorable.
This album was decent, though not really anything too spectacular. My favorite songs are 'Cheap Honesty' and 'You'll Follow Me Down'. Lovers of alternative rock should like this album. Good vocals and a good band. 3/5
Not entirely convinced by the generic, albeit hard-hitting, alt rock sound. Personally I think British bands tended to wear the alt rock t-shirt a little awkwardly, for the most part. However, although the music may be a little beige, the vocal performance compensates. Skin is a compelling and charismatic frontwoman, and she is good enough to drag the music to a higher level. Decent, no more, no less.
There's so much to like here that I'm a little dismayed I don't like it more than I do. This mix of ingredients is very cool and sometimes delivers some powerful moments. But having listened, there is no tune stuck in my head. The best I can give this is a three.
Preferred first album no melody
Damien duff swears by this album while going door to door selling Avon with your da
Don't get me wrong, she has a great voice, and it shines it some of these songs. But jeez some of them are so bad it really drags the rest down
disgusting. very close to 1, I'm just feeling generous tonight.
werd wohl kein Fan mehr
Oh Skunk Anansie? Yeah this might be alright, they had a few decent tunes. None of them on this album though.
The opening to The Skank Heads is quite nice. The rest of the album…whatever. Some of the music is OK. I do not like the lead singer’s voice, and I can’t get past it.
Sounds very dated now.
its like punk and actually kinda better than expected but the group's look grosses me out
An odd sound in the middle of the night. The IRS tax code. 'Trout Mask Replica.' Sometimes, you don’t necessarily have to immediately or even completely understand what you’re listening to in order to enjoy it. The free Jazz of Ornette Coleman, for example. But sometimes you do, and if you don’t, then… well… I didn’t understand this LP at all. I liked the opening three tracks and the second to last well enough. The band is rocking and the vocalist has a unique voice (which frankly sounds better when she’s scream/singing rather than singing/singing). The lyrics lent themselves to a little pondering. The arrangements and production had some nice moments- I particularly liked the strings and chord progression of ‘Secretly.’ However, things took a downturn beginning with ‘Tracy’s Flaw,’ and never really recovered. Even the final track, following an ill-fitting Lynyrd Skynyrd-sounding guitar solo, just kinda petered out. The main issue for me is: either Skunk Anansie doesn’t know exactly who they are, or want to be, musically; or, I don’t. Either way it left me scratching my noggin. Still, I don’t think I’d go as far as to say that this Skunk stunk. Maybe more like a wet Dog?
some big riffs, some try-outs at ballads, lots of emoting, but nothing that resonates with me. 2 stars
Not for me, very Linkin Park-y, and I like Linkin Park xD This is just too raw for my liking, and I'm not a huge fan of yelling-singing.
I remember the singles from when this was released. They were cool but the album as a whole isn't on the same level.. The album title is great, the cover art is so cool and intriguing but maybe there's too much rock and not enough roll.
Not a fan of the vocals. The music isn't very good either, but at least it's not grating. Probably would've been a 1 if I could hear the lyrics more clearly/if I was paying attention to them, based on how people describe them.
Not to my taste
Sounds like paramore
I had really high hopes after the first song, but unfortunately every next was similiar but worse. 2,5; it was very tiring to end it
Doesn´t grab and hard to get into, so i stepped out
I liked the first song on the album but didn't like the rest.
Not my jam.
Do like a number of their tracks but very few on here and the rest ain't great.
Cum off it
Secretly worth a star, rest was worth a star.
21st April 2022 Listened in the morning while packing to leave LA! Dates have gone awry. Super 90s, makes me think of the matrix. They are a very cool band and she is an icon. 2.5 if I could.
After a decidedly thin and uninflammatory opener, these not-especially-radicals at least get more melodic. Enjoyable and occasionally surprising Garbage-lite, but too reliant on automatic gestures and a far cry from the spikiness I was expecting.
Kinda heavy industrial sounding. Not my style
I liked the first track but it never quite fell into place for me...
The first track was great, the rest less so. Not my cuppa tea.
Instrumentals were kinda mehhh, and a lot of people were praising the vocals by the singer. But for me it didn't really click.
Alku ihan vakuuttava, mutta sitten alkaa hidastelu. sanotaan 2.5/5
Alussa ei iskenyt ollenkaan, mutta pari ihan ok biisiä lopulta. 2.5/5
Anything but chill, and it definitely didn't give me an orgasm.
Accomplished but still not my jam.
Strange choice being well after the Britpop era they came out of. I think I first saw them in 1994 on an NME tour thing headlined by Verruca Salt. Nothing special or that memorable.
This is an album for people who adopted Fight Club as their whole personality. The songs and performances give off the "international band opening for the group you actually came to see" vibe. It's not bad but nothing really sticks on a first shallow listen. I have to give it two stars because -- while I didn't hate it -- I did find myself hoping the set would end soon so they could get their crap off the stage already.
Meh. Le moi de l'époque de cet album aurait probablement plus trippé que le moi d'aujourd'hui. Fin secondaire/début cégep, ce genre de band techniquement très bon avec un petit côté edgy me parlait. Je dois reconnaître que c'est des bons musiciens, que la chanteuse a une bonne voix et je trouve bien que ce soit un band avec une chanteuse forte. Par contre on est loin d'un chef d'oeuvre ou de quelque chose qui a changé la musique. C'est correct et je suis content d'avoir découvert ce band dans ce cadre, mais sans plus.
instrumental promissor, mas vocal irritante
On My Hotel TV slaps really hard, and seems to have a much better overall guitar and bass tone than the rest (with the exception of And This Is Something That I Thought I Had), maybe because there were going more for funk riffs. Then there's 10 more songs. They all sound like music a rock band would produce in the time they were produced.
This band makes me feel like my girlfriend is really, REALLY mad at me.
Låter ba int bra
Ist mal was anderes, ist aber trotzdem nicht gut. Außerdem viel zu lang. Beim 8. Song gelangweilt ausgemacht.
Once again I can recognize the skill but not my jam.
A unique album that showed signs of good alternative rock pieces but also some really rough nu metal sound songs too. This album seemed to teeter between two different genres. The female singers were pretty good when they just sang. The instrumentals would be good at times but then some songs would be completely off the rails and not enjoyable. Don’t think there’s a ton to revisit on this one. 4.9/10
Has the potential to be a good album. On the songs that were a little slower, he has a pretty good voice. Too bad he doesn’t expand on that but I am sure he is doing what he loves. 🤷🏼♀️
Theatrical rock with haunting female vocals.
Hardrock. No termino de encontrarle el ritmo, aunque alguna canción bien.
I love the black female lead punk band, but I sadly found the vocals annoying and hard to listen to. I love metal but this ain’t it.
This has 5 stars from Scott Kelly written all over it. It was a lot more nu metal than I had an appetite for.
honestly? I only made it to the opening of the second song
Matko wyspiarskiej muzyki, znowu to zrobilas, post orgasmic chill to trzeci studyjny album bandy skund anansie, ktora sklada sie z czterech czlonkow i frontuje jej pani, chyba, Skin, ktora poza wokalami jeszcze gra na jakis elektro lub wibrofonach, traki podpisane jako wspolna praca grupy, ale i tak czuc z nich pania wokalistke, bo duzo jest gadania z pierwszej osoby, oczywiscie tematy najwyzszej wagi, problemy zycia, swiata, kolorow, co pasuje idealnie do rokowania wczesnych lat 2k, bo plyta wydana w 99, alternatywne rokowanie z tej bardziej metalowej czesci spectrum alternatywy, nie tylko przez w wiekszosci wykrzyczane wokale, ale przez granie glownie na elektrykach, ktore idealnie pasuja do zagluszania bajduzenia lirycznego, nie potrafilem znalezc jednego traka, ktory by czyms przyciagnal, wiec jedyna zaleta tego 50 minutowego krazka bylo to, ze zdradza kiedy sie zakonczy, nie wiem czy to juz jakies osluchanie wsrod sredniej muzyki popowej, ale wrzucenie takiego utworu jak tutaj im not afraid praktycznie zawsze zwiastuje zamkniete plyty, wiec po kilku nutkach juz wiedzialem, ze koniec tego wymeczonego seansu nadchodzi, po przesluchaniu czegos tak nijako brzmiacego czlowiek nie jest nawet ciekawy jak kto z kim i dlaczego tworzyl plyte, a to naprawde rzadkosc nijakosci
Not my thing
A post orgasmic chill unlike no other I've ever experienced. Usually I'm flying through the clouds, feeling like just about the best bloke in Britain, but this post-coital bliss is kind of different. It makes me feel dirty, grubby, like an unwashed toothbrush being gently guided down the back of a hippy and into their undergrowth as a form of entertainment for a gang of posh youths trying to up their street cred in front of the prettiest transexual this side of the Mississippi.
i don't remember skunk anansie having a nu-metal phase and if you got a list of their albums and said that is definitely the one you have to listen to, it gives you the best representation of the band and what they offer that is unique, it aint this album. i'm not surprised they went on hiatus after this album as it is clearly a band that has lost its way.