11:05 AM on 05/04/10
Menos El Oso is their best record to date -- it's quite technical, catchy, and urgent.
Ice is lacking the catchiness and urgency.
Omni is lacking the urgency.
As someone raised on punk and old hard rock, I just need the urgency in music sometimes. Minus the Bear lured me in with that urgency on their older material and mastered it on Menos -- everything else seems too laid back. Not to slight those albums in the least, but when you do something so well (ie, Menos), it's hard to not want more of that quality.