I've never understood the hype about this album, after my friends raving reviews, i was disappointed. Used to listening to punk, rock and grunge, this was a let down. The lyrics don't seem to fit with the guitar playing, at least in rap the rapping matches the beat. I felt the lyrics could have been over any backing and it wouldn't have made much difference. I have to admit Tom Morello, guitar playing is excellent and some of the riffs are good as well, but they just down fit with the songs. After this one I am definitely not going to buy the others.