Besides its mesmerizing sticky, big, haunting sound, Everything All The Time strongly emphasizes on variation.
They put modification in almost every stanza, shorten some, lengthen some, sing it a little differently each time it repeats. Basically an entire album stands as an effort to outwit a pattern.
Cease to Begin simply took a 180 degree turn. It's an attempt to build a pattern and make you learn to enjoy it. It was just too much to bear.
However, when it finally grew on me, I found myself listening to CTB even more than EATT. Window Blues is my favorite BOH song.