it's a great album. i think that songs like SST are teh songs that in the end, are great songs, but the intro isn't as good.
as for riot of words, i think the beginning is great, but near the end, it just loses its spirit.
Man I just noticed that there was a review for this album on this site. I remember buying this album at the album release show at the Wilson Center in DC back in 2001 for $5...saw them 5 times that year. I love this album.
The next time I saw them I was at Fletchers in Baltimore and was taking a piss next to Thomas in the bathroom and asked them if they were going to include Riot of Words in the set that night ( I had seen them 3 times at that point and they hadn't played it) and he said yea we're gonna do it tonight...it was pretty cool.This Message Edited On 09.23.08