This is THE rock album of the year for me, so far. Holy crap it is good. Haven't heard guitar come alive like this in a recent album by a "young" band. And I'm not talking about the kind of cool bluesy, spacy kind of guitar solos, i.e. Nels Cline in Wilco's latest, although that kind of guitar licks is great, too. I'm talking about the late 60's, early 70's wall-of-sound, psychedelic kind. The jams at the end of the song "Baltimore" & "Elmo Delmo" are just not of this era. Love how these songs push past 5-6 minutes, let the guitar wail & the song wander into place. Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney takes over on drums & I hope she f*&^ing stays for good! The lyrics are kooky, as you can expect from any Malkmus record. But I grew up listening to Pavement, so it's more endearing than annoying for me. My favorite rock record so far, bar none.