And there's my lack of patience again....i've listened to SOE about 20 times over the weekend and I'm slowly getting it. There are so many echos of previous albums here. Really, i see SOE as not just the boy's experience showing but their musical experience.
I'm in the minority but i think SOE is not their best effort, not even close. For sure, it'll be good live...but i just can't pick out a song that I'd want to play over and over.
HTDAAB was the last good album.