since i was already at bb getting my reservoir dogs dvd (mr. brown of course) i figured i'd pick this up. i'm very glad i did. this album is most excellent. none of that irritating "open slow, then jam till your ears bleed" stuff. i guess i could call this "mellow radiohead without all the keyboard stuff" or "a rawer younger but mellower U2". all the songs have a great melodic feel. this is an album you can listen to while you're at work, yet it won't put you to sleep. don't get me wrong...the album jams, but it's not overbearing. if you want some great music with an alternative rock feel, then this may be your cup of tea. some standout tracks include "god put a smile on your face", "daylight", "a rush of blood to the head", and (of course) "in my place". anyway, even though i've only listened to it once so far, i already know this will be getting heavy rotation. it would be unfair of me to give it a ranking considering i've only listened to it once, but what the heck: solid "A"!