I've been a fan since Throwing Copper, and while their sound has changed with each album since then, with V it just seems like they shoved a bunch of lyrics and instruments in a blender and this what came out. + The songs that don't have terrible lyrics are ruined by bad production (does anyone other than Ed like those Indian instruments?) + Ed cannot rap, nor can he sing as high as he attempts to sing on half of this album. + There is a thirty-second intro track by Tricky. 'Nuff said. + Not only does Ed name five or so artists in People Like You, he actually mentions the name of his own band. I thought that was just something Limp Bizkit did. + Anytime there's a lyric about love, it's gag-inducingly schmaltzy. After The Distance To Here I had high hopes for V, but overall it's a disappointing album. Some songs have still managed to grow on me, but I can't help but think about how much better this album should have been.