It's been a polarizing topic among fans for many years... I've always loved this album. As time went on we got to hear what a good session this was for them creatively. E.I. Uninvited Guest, Kiss me, Your Baby, Prime Time Love, Two Lives, Rainbow Connection... There's many ways we can look at it/critique. Considering how they were having trouble coming up with material or the "hits" as it were... I was never as disappointed as others, nor was this ever intended as a "goodbye" piece. They were just getting started up again and taking things at the pace that was comfortable for them. I've always thought it was a worthy addition to their catalogue. Maybe less about the material or lyric per se... Just the fact that it was Karen (who could sing the phonebook and we know we'd buy it or at least sample it)... Looking at it now, almost 50 years since they signed, I can't poo-poo MIA any longer. I'm not sure how Rich created the sort of ambient or ethereal feel to this album. It's like a dream sequence... I find it very cool since I havn't heard sound quality like this on their previous albums or any other artist(s) for that matter. Compared to other sounds at the time it's quite unique in a good way. I'm more interested in the technical parts of this album; opposed to what should have been sung or not at this point.