with time i started realizing this is the strongest of the trilogy. just incredible start to finish. also thematically better than the other two. 'the birds pt2' is probably his best song ever, and while 'gone' is a bit of a drag at 8 minutes, the rest of this album is compact af and not a second is wasted. also its opening 4 tracks leading up to the climax (the birds) are all incredible and all rank very highly in my trilogy ranks. resolution is very good as well.