All three are really good, though. Glad to see someone else feels the harsh criticism of their last two albums was undeserved (though they clearly weren't as good as Source Tags). Source Tags was actually the album I chose to listen to on my way in to work this past Tuesday after casting my ballot, something I'll probably always associate that album with now. It's pretty appropriate though. An epic album for an epic day.
This definitely has me excited for the upcoming full-length.
So I may be in the minority (fuck, I AM the minority) but I truly do prefer Worlds Apart to Source Tags & Codes. It's leaps and bounds ahead in ambition and sonic crafting, and the lyrics are the best the band's ever crafted.
I really wish I knew when "progressive" became a curse.
I agree with the above posting. Worlds Apart, IMO, is their best work. They definitely tried to perfect the art and I believe that they did. That album was spun so many times on my car CD player before the iPOD came out. Such an amazing band. Glad they are still together (Chino from Deftones loves them too). A very...very.............VERY.....un derappreciated and non-played band. All of their albums are amazing in my eyes, nose, ears, whatever...