E-Voll-E: I can't speak for others but On The Table was the first song I liked on Carl's first solo album. It took more listens to get more familiar with his style before I liked more songs. Perhaps its the same for others.
I wish the cover art were just a 1% as good as the music inside is, then it'd be like the best cover art ever. I think the so hated cover is not as much ugly as purely poor, dull, and sloppy. Well, the music makes for the artwork.