Mantis, by Umphrey's McGee (2009): If there's an early front runner for album of the year in the proggy part of the Net, this is it. Folks hail it as their proggiest, most focused, and well put together album to date. Make no mistake, it's a great listen, but I've yet to catch the fever full force. Of course, I'm in the minority in really liking Safety in Numbers, so what do I know? All I can say is that I'm still having a hard time telling one track from the next. They all seem to run together in my ears. Oh well, maybe it'll grow on me.