08:25 AM on 07/28/09
The first few listens didn't have me overly impressed. I knew that it was a good record, but I couldn't stop comparing it to Messengers. I agree that Messengers, for what it is, is hard to top. Wall-to-wall breakdowns and nonstop intensity make it a classic in my mind. However, Constellations is a smarter record imo. The more listens I give it (including a couple today) furter solidify that opinion in my mind.