A glaring beacon of texturing and atmosphere in music, Leaves takes no more and no less than what it needs to suck you in. Much like a really long book, it is very exhausting, and I cannot blame you for not making it to the end the first time(Honestly, I didn't either, and I had to try many times before I managed), but once "get"(as cliche and uninteresting as that is) the album, it is one of the saddest, most haunting experiences you'll get in music, potentially ever. I haven't heard it as many times in it's entirety as I would like before I decide my rating, but safe to safe, I'll end up 5ing this.
wow, this puts shivers into your spine at least one point during it's long playing time, over 2 discs or records. the cd does come out into a nice two folding double album. this is a very underrated record, since it didn't sound that much like some of their older material. but it's a very moving masterpiece of astounding poignance that it is not to be missed.