Wow, critics sure go nuts for this guy. This is a good album by a guy who's put out some great music, but that doesn't mean you have to yank out a thesaurus to rave about him. Here's the important stuff: Yes, it's noisier and more aggressive than his previous releases, and, no, he hasn't totally reinvented himself. Lots of the crunchy drum breaks sound like DJ Shadow's moodier moments but with more psychedelic rock and free jazz influences and a sloppier production aesthetic. It's a strange, dense disc, a bit too difficult to play in the average restaurant or clothing store, but it hasn't rewritten music history. It sounds exactly like what a talented ex-post-rock guitarist might make on his computer after buying a vibraphone.