the mood of the album

I didn’t want this to be some cute vocal album with no balls, a New Age kind of "la, la, la." Probably the hardest thing to do was make sure it had something that was quite male and brutal because it’s easy to do pretty stuff. But I don’t believe in shock for shock’s sake. I thought punk was a bit too easy-throwing up and swearing ? C’mon, you can do better than that. I’d rather be shaken gently out of my habits to feel that I’m awake and alive.

Newsweek - 06.09.2004