Sound — 10
AVA definitly brings the Tom DeLonge sound. With hints of blink and Box Car Racer (which Tom plays "Down" and "There Is" at live shows), Angels will definitly sound just as good live as the CD does. There is some extra keyboard and synth sounds, and it could be somewhat hard to do all that as far as a live show. It's good to see Tom back with something, and with what I've heard with their "musical masterpiece in progress", I don't think Plus 44 will be as good.
Lyrics — 10
"Your a thief and a witch but I love you to death, you steal my heart and curse under your breath" is just a piece of the song "Do It For Me Now", which is definitly one of my favorite songs on the CD. These songs are beautifully written by Tom and Company.
Overall Impression — 10
I don't think this album can compare to anything blink, or Box Car. You can definitly hear hints of both in the music, but being a huge fan of blink as I was, I can say that I love AVA, and I'm glad Tom has had the time to open up creativly, and do more now than he did with blink. As far as I'm concerned, Mark and Travis are dead to me now. AVA is all there is left.