Here's another over-hyped album. I mean, it's not bad. Far from it. It's just not as good as people made it seem. Still a fantastic album (trust me). After a few listens it's really grown on me. The songs are incredibly gloomy and have incredibly beautiful melodies. The singer kind of sounds like Antony from Antony and the Johnsons, which can take a while to get used (I thought they were incredibly creepy at first). But when you do, this album is awesome. It's a pretty sad album, but not that sad, not enough to get you all depressed and shit (at least not for me).