Right a lot of the thread is a bit moody in general but I am a massive Machinedrum fan.
Rooms is an amazing album (one of my all time favourites) and for me, at that time it was something new. Others might not agree but rooms was right on the cusp of footwerk and blended that very nicely into other electronic genres.
Vapour City definitely continued on in the vein of Rooms and had way more of a polished sound, which some people may have found more appealing and some may have not. But no doubt that it had solid tracks and had a B Side release which most would have been jealous of tunes that good that didnt make their album.
Human Energy I think was a complete departure from the previous 2 albums and I don't see why anyone would disagreed with such a massive departure. It was surrounded with all the crystal stuff, but Human Energy is a fantastic album in it's own right. I listened to it today and it's still an amazingly fun album.
I look forward to this album, I dont expect it to be the same as anything previous, why would you?