Seventh full-length from these infamous Chicago-based art-cocks attempts to work political commentary into frontman Tim Kinsella's elliptical nonsense. And so he does: In recent interviews, Kinsella's commentary on the state of things has ranged from understated irony "I'm still a 'feminist'" to pointed anti-Bush administration railing "I'll line up wherever I can against their fundamentalist doomsday plan". Let's find out:. Yes, Tim Kinsella just turned a potential indictment of Bush's "crusade" into a personal statement of his existential crisis. The rest of the album follows suit-- hints of Kinsella's criticism of the reigning machine are buried within awkward stabs at soul-searching and meandering character studies.