Let me say first off that I'm not writing about the *musical* quality of MEMORY ALMOST FULL. I think it's pretty good. I'd rate the record as a whole at four stars, not as great as CHAOS or ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS but as good or better than DRIVING RAIN.
That said, sonically, it's a mess. The audio is clipped and distorted to the point where it's painful to listen to, especially on headphones. Why did David Kahne and Paul do this?! Again, neither CHAOS nor EA had sound this horrible.
End the loudness wars!!