You know, I don't really see why everyone hates ASOP. I thought each and every song was great, something new to me (as I have never been able to enjoy a full In Flames album completely), and I felt like it was a very strong CD. I've always personally thought that In Flames was never good at being complex or super-intelligent, my favorite band Dark Tranquillity was always way better at that, plus they knew how to stay heavy as well. But even DT has done like 3 pop albums now in their career, and it doesn't hurt for In Flames to do them as well. Matter of fact, I think ASOP is much better than DT's Fiction, and the way We Are The Void is shaping up, I think whatever In Flames puts out next may just top DT again, wether it's pop or heavy stuff. I just felt like with ASOP, that In Flames were 'into it' more than they've been in awhile, with the exception of the song Come Clarity, which would have fit way better on ASOP. And I hope that's the direction they stay in, I think they sound the strongest with that sound. The thing for me is 'strong', not just 'heavy'.