I've listened to the whole album (leaked). And this is coming from a big fan of him. I would rate it 3/10. The songs that he actually sings (about 3 or 4 of them) are solid 10's. But the rest of them are filled with impersonators and it simply doesnt soudn like him. Two songs that were recorded around the same time, they sound completely different. I doubt its the effects that cause that. And the production work on those particular songs are horrid, and extremly generic. Just keep listening to your A Thousand Suns. And everything else you've been listening too. The majority of the album is bullshit. I dont know what sony has been thinking of. U should get the real songs by him though, if you desire... But Beware, some of the "songs" in this album will hurt your ears, and it's not good.