Any King's X fans out there? For those who don't know, they're a three piece hard rock band with very tight songwriting. Their earlier albums had vague Christian-type spiritual leanings (but not obvious and not preachy), but has since changed. The singer/guitar player, Ty Tabor, has a very strong melodic sense and a positive slant, lyrically. Doug Pinnick, the bass player / singer, is more groove-oriented, has a rich, soulful voice, and is darker and heavier. The pair is the modern-day Lennon/McCartney type of writing relationship, and are as talented. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone has heard their new album and can tell me about it. The one they released before that was pretty awful, and I figured they may have run out of steam, so I'm not running out to buy this album yet. Here's my breakdown of their albums: Out of the Silent Planet: Kick-ass, one of the best debut albums ever. Their sound is already mature, due to years of touring before recording. Gretchen Goes To Nebraska: My favorite, and recommended for beginners. Every song a winner, just brilliant. "Over my head, I hear music..." Faith, Hope, Love: OK. Longer and contains more "filler" songs, making that album less cohesive than previous releases, but some great songs on it. King's X (self titled): Good stuff. Tight riffs, harmony vocals, very nice. Dogman: King's X rocks out. Lots of heavy groove on here. I challenge anyone to listen to this without bobbing their head to the music. I love this one. Ear Candy: Their most straight-ahead and, IMO, most boring album. Has a couple of decent songs, but not nearly up to the level of previous albums. However, many like it, but I recommend hearing it after hearing the earlier ones. I sold my copy. Tape Head: Back to the groove. Updated version of Dogman, lots of soul. Excellent. Mr. Bulbous: What the hell were they on? What a piece of crap. New one: waiting to see reviews.