I probably said something to the effect that it was better than my expectations... which were quite low haha. Yeah, I'll give him Alive in an Ultra World. Some of the "ethnic" stuff was kitsch and cliche, but on the whole it's the best thing he's done in years. Going back, you just can't hold any of his or Satch's recent albums up to the likes of Flying in A Blue Dream, Surfing With The Alien, or Firegarden. There's just no comparison, and that much IS a fair statement.