I guess it helps to have a nice home theater amp with a room full of speakers……… it is their best selling studio album, and my first Carpenters purchase in the summer of 1971. Couldn’t play it enough back then. I don’t listen to it as much as ASFY, or CTY, TTR, and Lovelines. It’s still a great listen once in awhile though. My only complaint is that it’s too short.