Ire works has nothing to do with the pure energy, chaos, intelligence and violence of CI. I almost agree with AFistfulofPants, except that first DEP release are great too (monticello, abe the cop, etc.). Albums after CI are mostly disappointing.
Miss Machine is pretty crap, yeah, but what about Ire Works? I mean, songs like Party Smasher, Milk Lizard, Black Bubblegum and Nong Eye Gong are just great. Not saying that CI is crap, no, it's awesome. But you can't ignore IW.