This cd was ok. To me, it’s a bit more poppy sounding than the previous 6 albums. Also, increasingly more political than the last. At the time this came out, George W. Bush was still president, 9/11 had happened and the War on Terrorism had been declared. I definitely remember the last fact well because that war was declared on my 18th birthday. Every year after until the war ended, there was a anti-war protest on or around my birthday. “Rise Up” and “Now I Know” are my two favorites off this record.