I am a huuuuuuge fan of Love & Squalor, even if the band did sign with Virgin for it. It’s a fantastic album–nonstop fun and thrills.
As for Brain Thrust Mastery . . . Eh. Not so much. It’s got a few good tunes, but it’s a little too slick. They’ve lost their indie sound completely, and just sound like corporate alternative rock.
Live, though, they still kick ass.