I'm not sure where my reservations are coming from concerning this album as a whole, really. I just don't know. What I do know is that I cannot deny how good each of these individual songs are. On their own, they are all well worth listening to – as is evidenced by the fact that I cannot stop doing so – and spending your hard-earned money on.
Whatever weird feelings I have of why I like this album instead of truly loving it as I did, say, the All-Stars' Dub Side of the Moon, are at least ones I'm capable of admitting may just be a brain fart of my own creation. There may be nothing wrong at all with this album to other ears.
If all of the songs are good and worth listening to and the album itself has been played many, many times, perhaps that's all I should really ask of it. This is a solid album by a very good band and maybe I'm just tired and looking for a reason to whine.
Buy it. Listen to it. Come back and tell me if I'm on to something or if my review needs to "Beat it."
Even with my waffling, this album is an easy 7/10.