I'm with Severian on this. Only SY main-run album I actually dislike. Have been considering picking it up on vinyl however: the UK press was supposedly excellent and one of my problems with the CD was that it sounded too clean and clinical. Anyone able to offer an opinion on digital v. analogue for this one?
Honestly though, I just think the songwriting wasn't strong enough. If it helps, think of SYR9 as the true final album. Gets me through the cold winter nights anyway.