I like the album, but it sounds more like the first couple Frank Black albums than the Pixies to me. There is very little of the iconic Black Francis scream -- and when it is there, it sounds a bit frail. It just feels like it's missing *something*. I don't want to seem to critical. It's a good Pixies album as long as you don't come in expecting Doolittle, Bossanova or Trompe le Monde. And a good Pixies album is still better than a great release from most other acts.