Been waiting for this album for months. It did not disappoint.
Throughout the 20th century, one of the most prominent cultural products of the West was rock'n'roll. Bands like Beatles and Queen were the symbols of the English-speaking world. In many ways, West of Eden inherited its spirit from rock'n''roll but took it to new lengths. All in all, this album is emblematic of the death of of rock'n'roll, as it combines rock with an amalgamation of genres, some of which includes Eastern influences. It's overall symbolic of a band building on the corpse of rock and roll by filling it with new things and ideas.
An "art pop" album, huh? Amazing how it's more "100% uncut rock" than some modern rock bands would ever again try to be.