This disc finds TVR once again preaching the gospel of the redemptive power of rock (for lack of a better label) music. Listening to this disc you can't help but get the feeling of TVR as embodying a sort of 00s rebirth of the 80s spirit of The Pixies. While we will grant that, yes, TVR certainly lacks the manic energy and zany humor of The Pixies, the two groups definitely share some common spiritual and philosophical underpinnings when it comes to their respective creative processes and aims. Regardless of this or any other comparison, which is fairly inevitable when attempting to commmunicate new(er) music, TVR has established a fabulous signature sound, while Mssrs. Adebimpe, Malone and Sitek have proven themselves to be effective lyricists and excellent tunesmiths -- together and each in their own right. Return to Cookie Mountain, while not -- we have to admit -- being a title we are particularly fond of, is, nevertheless, a great record and their finest outing to date, and one we recommend you make sure to check out. There are four TVR tracks(only one -- "Wolf Like Me" -- is from this record) that you can listen to on their MySpace page. And, if you don't feel like taking our word for it, check out all the raves assembled by Metacritic.