I dont understand the listening curve comments. This is one of the most original sounding records I have heard in quite some time and was hooked every time I heard something new. Listening to the album for the first time today, I can now say it lived up to every expectation I had for it. Production on it sounds insane and every song is so unique. Confessional is fucking HUGE!
What's not to understand? I'm suggesting that on first listen, it's a little difficult to consume - which is fairly apparent by some of these comments.
I still think it's a great record - but it takes a few spins.