I really don't get the Albatross love. It's definitely their worst album, very average. Even the "it's heavier" arguments I see above are kind of odd because Silver Cord was a much heavier album. Albatross has like 3, maybe 4 songs I really like on it. It was kind of just a generic rock record in the vein of Fall Out Boy at the time. (Compare "All The Memories" to "Sugar, We're Goin Down") I'd say it could go either way with The Silver Cord or Phoenix as their best. I like Vagabonds a good bit, just didn't have that epic feel like the latter. I don't know, I guess to each his own. Just don't quite understand the other view.