Monster in the Creek > Metridium Fields>= Minoans > Metridium Field (it's still quite good, but the tweaks in rerecording markably improved upon it) > Cenotes > The Ichthyologist (this one definitely suffered from the new band orientation)
My first attempt at listening to this band I was immensely confused and had no idea what was going on. Now I'm really digging this; there are a ton of musical statements and nuances being played in the music. Cheers to the Squid, and cheers to whalecore.
I've already got all of their albums, including Monster In The Creek and both versions of Metridium Feild/s set as a random playlist on my MP3 player in the car and haven't gotten bored listening to this band in the year I've left them playing!
Nobody even comes close to that kind of ability for me.