Pagan Poetry is an unequivocal masterpiece. First of all, it has the best opening of any pop song of all time. If those harp strings in the first thirteen seconds don't compel you to drop everything you are doing at the time (if the song unexpectedly graces you with its presence through a shuffled playlist) close your eyes and raise your head towards the sky momentarily believing that there is a god (there isn't) then I don't know what to tell you. When I'm riding my bike and the songs comes on, I pull up to the side of the road and take a few breaths before I continue. In fact, even if you're listening the song in the album sequence and the harp strings play right after you've stopped sobbing to the Undo crescendo, about all the things that have fucked you over in your life and you have to get over ("if you're bleeding...undo", etc) the effect is the same. You can NEVER be prepared for those strings. Second of all, it's a song with 55 different ideas...and all of them work. Nobody has put a song out like that before and nobody will ever again. If anyone tried, it would sound like a mess. And finally, I cannot believe that you don't appreciate the "I love him, I love him..." loop. I have read your posts about the 90s and they're all torture and drama. This song is all torture and drama. It doesn't make sense that you don't like it. Open your heart to it.