State Deluxe Limited Edition Set
like most of todd's music, there is both an immediacy and complexity to his songs, that will draw you in to catchy hooks, melodies, and riffs, and let you keep listening and discovering after several listens. "state" has no throwaways, and fewer weak moments since "new world order."
his tendency to overproduce is greatly restrained here; in fact there's a lot of silence. and complaints of the death of bass in his production are proven to have been premature. the bass kicks.
as always, todd is a brilliant producer, mixing his poetry of great depth, with unique, interwoven instruments, and arrangements. his voice sounds fresh, and unlike live performances, hits all the notes, and gives you something to sing after finally turning off the cd.
gotta go play "imagination" again...