Great review. Album of the year so far. I know that it hasn't connected with some fans, but I think people need to learn to let go. Yes, Funeral is a masterpiece. No, you don't have to hold everything they do from now on to the expectation that it will be "Funeral Part II". After listening to it almost 20 times, it has grown to become their best album for me. It shows them truly growing as a band, and that they are willing to take risks by trying something new (Month of May and Sprawl II come to mind). And I feel as if there isn't any filler on the album. I think the closest to filler you get on here is Modern Man, so I'd have to agree with you on that part for sure.