I'm giving this a 4 based on the three new songs and the DVD. The three new songs are all great. "Ladies and Gentlemen: My Brother, The Faliure" features some great screaming, but with a pretty massive riff which is new for Thursday. "Dead Songs" is equally as aggressive, and "Voices On A String" employs keyboards really nicely while maintaining a very catchy chorus.
The DVD is a great chronicle of Thursday's history, all the way from basements, to their split with Island. It gives great insight into the personalities of the 6 guys, and their sincerity shines through every step of the way.
The demos and extra songs are ok. I want to know why "Signals Over The Air" was the only live song included on the CD. I like that song, but I really would have preferred some more harder hitting songs from War All The Time - "Steps Ascending" or "For The Workforce, Drowning" maybe. Either way, the new songs and the DVD (which features a bitchin' live show as well as the movie) are worth the price of admission.
The first three songs on this compilation are so fucking good, I don't know why Thursday didn't just keep on writing new tracks and make a new album working with those songs and that style. It was after hearing those songs you could really tell they found how to best use their new keyboardist. Those three songs got me so stoked for the next Thursday album, but then they went and released my least favorite album in their entire discography ((Common Existence). rThe rest of the songs on this are just remixes, demos, live tracks, the whole shebang. What more do you need to know?