I'd interested what you people (prog fans, I'm guessing) thought of Pain of Salvation and their albums. Maybe it's not fair to say "thought", but my interest in the band has certainly waned with their last three releases. Favorite album way back then? Favorite album now? Why? Did BE succeed as an album, or was it just pretentious? (I know how much someone here hates that word but seriously..) Does the band actually have something neat going with their newer retro groove in Road Salt, or Daniel just deprive the band's music of what made it interesting? Is it just me, or was the rapping in some of Scarsick pretty annoying, even if the rhymes were clever?