One week in and countless listens under my belt....
I love half of it. The first three songs are great, but once I hit Independence Day, it loses me. My ears perk up again at Second Nature, but then I'm lost again until I Know Different.
Interestingly, my opinions do not seem to be changing much from my initial impressions. Nothing I wasn't crazy about initially is really growing on me, nor are the songs I initially loved fading.
Chameleon Days is still the standout, an absolute classic. I can't even describe how wonderful I think this song is.
I still get all verklempt at the crescendo in Terrorise Me, but that is still the only part of the song that moves me.
The only song I actively dislike is The Law Is Always On Your Side, which sounds like a gospel song to me, musically, and my ears always hear "the lord is always on your side," probably because the music makes my ears expect to hear those words.
I love I Know Different, but would love it even more if the sound of waves at the end was really the sound of the ocean.