The New York Pazz and Jop poll swung me. It was far and away their number one rated album for last year. So I went and watched a crappy (and apparently illegal) copy of "Monster" on YouTube.
I bought the album.
The title of the album does not false advertise. It is all those things. (Do I have to add this? It is also explicit, and depending on your Victorian sensibilities, probably offensive.) I love it.