If you are a big fan of melodic rock verses with such catchy rapping - which you’ll often find on that first album - then you would be very surprised with their new record: It is very different from the first album – this new release is grungier with lots of screaming. Some songs like '2024' and 'Shake Me Down" does still remind you their debut album – but most of songs would shatter your first impression of the band. So I would say it depends on each person whether or not he/she will favor this album. In fact, a number of CD reviews are giving mixed opinions. I like most of the songs, but found a few songs too extreme, such as 'Indy Kidz'.
I think it is such a good change for the band to expend their stylistic range more so than they had with their first album. If you didn't like the first album, give them another chance. It’s worth it - especially if you like 90s' rock bands like the Pixies. You can listen to the entire album for free at Spinner.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10Favorite song of the album: Always Something