10:39 AM on 05/30/07
I think this review was dead on. I was just telling my wife last night that I thought this album was better than the first in that it feels like they've grown as musicians. Not to use the cliche term of "matured," but more like it seems that they've actually learned to play their instruments better than before. I think that this album, like Juturna, is probably one best listened to on headphones so the listener can pick up on all the subtle things they do that might not be noticed otherwise.
I'm not going to defend them on a message board though. People have their opinions on everything, and a positive review isn't going to change that. If it really bothers you so much, go write your own review instead of telling Steve what you would've done.