I've got a real love/hate relationship with this album. (Or maybe a hate/love relationship with it). It sounds like Muse desperately wants to be Radiohead in the mid-90s. Their songs are way over-blown and pompous, getting close to Queen style anthems. But at the same time, it is the section in my current Rhapsody playlist that I look forward to hearing every day. It feels like a guilty pleasure sometimes. I am totally hooked on "Thoughts of a Dying Atheist", which is a textbook case of how to be pompous and grandiose, but I smile everytime it comes on.