This CD may have not been Van Halen's top seller. However, it is their most creative work in their batch. With a dark and eerie tone throughout, Eddie, Dave, Alex, and Michael provide with catchy riffs, ear grabbing lyrics, stylish vocals, and a backbeat that is steady throughout the CD. Eddie makes some very creative use of the synthesizer on several of the tracks which only adds to the style of the band. Whereas the sound is still quite heavy and hard, there are many dynamic elements that stand out on this CD such as the muted tone of When Push Comes To Shove, the background vocals and percussion effect on hear About It Later, and the many spoken word dialogues of Diamond Dave throughout. This is the hidden gem in Van Halen's collection and it should be owned by anyone claiming to be a fan of this band.