In this way it reminds me of Pearl Jam's totally underrated Yield, which I'm fairly sure only I think is better than Ten. Well, not better maybe, but more interesting: Boyd freaks his falsetto a lot, giving "Smile Lines" and "Beware! Criminal" a supple, sensual curvature that's anathema to most rap-rockers; there's a defanged Tori Amos/Trent Reznor pulse to "Sick Sad Little World"; "Pistola" is almost post-punk in its compact fury (even though Boyd sounds like he's singing, "My panties are a pistola"). Despite that highlight, the singer's lyrics are rubbish throughout: "You're an exception to the rule/You're a bona fide rarity/You're all I ever wanted/Southern girl, could you want me?" Still, no biggie, since no-fun-to-look-at guitarist Mike Einziger steals Crow's best moments anyway, mellowing Tom Morello's air-siren attack to a sort of surfer-dude sizzle and giddily flummoxing tablature writers at every pass. Save the last dance for him.