I might get bashed for this but in a way i believe that the member rating is somewhat more accurate than the author rating... not to disrespect the author at all but for some reason this album isn't as good as their previous release in my opinion. I love As I Lay Dying I still listen to An Ocean Between Us frequently from beginning to end. However I got The Powerless Rise when it came out and maybe listened to the album as a whole twice and that was pretty much the extense of it being played on my ipod. Even after a month of not listening to the cd i started listening to it tonight, but ended up switching to an different album after a song and a half. There is just something about it that after a minute or so of it being played it becomes boring no matter what song I play from the album. Its really a shame since this band is really talented.