Sound — 10
The Sound is absolutely amazing I love Tom and Dave's use of effects in their bridges, outros and solos and their use of kinda space like sounds especially the conversation between Tom and Atom at the beginning of Valkyrie Missile.
Lyrics — 10
My first thoughts when I got this CD were how much Tom's lyrics had changed since Blink 182 and how much deeper and meaningful his lyrics were, a good example is the track Distraction, can you really imagine the Tom of Blink 182 singing that? I also noticed how much Tom's voice has evolved and changed, in a good way. If you want to hear the difference listen to Blink 182's Wrecked Him then listen to Angels And Airwaves' Start The Machine.
Overall Impression — 10
I think that this album is better than all of Blink 182's albums from a skills point of view and it is the beginning of something incredible. My favourite song off the album is The Adventure but it is better by about 0.00001% than the other songs I also think Valkyrie Missile Is a very important song for the album as it is the beginning of one the best albums of the past decade. I absolutely love everything about this album especially the lyrics but the only bad bit of the album is that I think that the line "I think I like today, I think it's good" from Good Day is a bit cheesy but that's my only complaint. If It were stolen I would hunt the person that stole it down and kill him because my copy is signed by the band and I absolutely love it to death.