Agreed I have mini arguments with myself over which album is the best and every time A Band In Hope ends up on top.
I really enjoy this though, the last time I saw The Matches he was in the band and he was cool so I still consider him a part of the band.
"A Band In Hope" was one of my most underrated albums in last weeks Thursday discussion. Anyway I know how you feel, each album came out in perfect timing for me, and as I matured so did the band, which I love. So every album has a special place in my heart, but "A Band In Hope" would end up on top too because it was just so different and creative, but I would not have appreciated it if I was younger when it came out.