so underrated. i just read courtesy of wikipedia this album only sold 83,000 copies in the US. Ouch. Such a shame, this album is easily as good as a SOAD album, sure the lyrics might be more straightforward but it sounds fantastic, inspired and full of life. I've gotta admit i enjoy this more then Serj's solo output.
nice songs, but as people mentioned before: kinda forgettable. it sorta reminds me of what happened back in the days when chris cornell of soundgarden met the rage against the machine guys to perform as audioslave. they also had a solid first album and went on to make the same thing again and again and couldnt reach the perfect stuff of their previous bands. i dont think i can listen to this album too many times, it gets quite boring and i miss a lot of stuff in this, no edges. it also seems to me they put their most impressive song on the end of this album. its gonna be a big hit, no doubt at all, but i dont know if this is it. would give it a 3 out of 5.
looks like some one who manages this page deleted my comment - well that is a pity cause i wasted my time on giving my thoughts some form and trying to be objectively serious but after all who cares what you think guys? just keep buying shit that fading stars keep spurting till they are gone beyond the horizon like some whitesnake or chris norman who are touring third world countries cuase no one want them where they used to be stars. Hope this won't happen to SOAD and its solo projects