Passing over the Pink Floyd reference in the album's title, there are several "machines" to whom Hurt may be wishing farewell on their third release of note (cause honestly, f*ck anything with "Consumation" in the title)--- Capitol Records for one, who parted ways with the band after the release of Vol. II, their entire rhythm section, or, most notably, their old sound. Gone, for the most part, are the progressive elements that fueled Machine's predecessors, leaving a fairly straightforward rock record in their wake. While this dumbing-down of sorts serves as a hindrance for parts of the record (longtime fans may need some time to adjust to the sexually-tinged opening twosome, or in more likelihood, the freaking Seether guy singing on a Hurt album), J. Loren's songwriting keeps the band consistently well above water. There are several tracks here that would’ve stood out like a sore thumb on the Volumes: "Pills" bubbles with the newfound catchiness of a band reborn, while “That (Such a Thing)” is more of a slow dancer than a band trademark slow burner. “Well” and “Wars” recall vintage ‘06 form, reminding listeners that even though stylistically the album may be lighter, on a whole Hurt remain as grim and yearning as ever. Goodbye to the Machine is a surprise, surely, but the record packs just enough punch to avoid being a disappointment. What it can’t avoid, however, is the reputation as the beginning of the crossroads between commercial and creative motives for the band. Time will tell on which road Hurt chooses.