the new album isn't really that good, but that's okay, because i think they're deserving of the fame a lot of isaac brock's (lead singer) lyrics deal with the universe and life. some lyrics i like from the song "Never Ending Math Equation": "The universe works on a math equation that never even ever really even ends in the end infinity spirals out creation we're on the tip of its tongue, and it is saying well we aint sure where you stand you aint machines and you aint land and the plants and the animals, they are land and the plants and the animals eat each other" and some good commentary comes from their song "Medication": "we're all doctors trading sadness for numbness grass looks much greener but it's green-painted cement the mayor's machines are there cleaning the pavement you can't make dirt clean, so we'll just lemon-scent it" from "Third Planet" comes: "The universe is shaped exactly like the earth if you go straight long enough you'll end up where you were" if you're interested in checking them out, "The Moon and Antarctica" deals a lot with universal observations, "The Lonesome Crowded West" and "Building Nothing Out Of Something" deal more with introspective stuff. all awesome albums, great musician, great lyricist. sometimes his lyrics seem bizarre, but there are lots of great metaphors that aren't always so readily apparent. and how many bands do you know with song titles like "Australopithecus"? modest mouse rules.