Sound — 8
Brand New is one of the greatest bands in the world and their first CD almost as great as their last. Although this album sounds a little more "punkish" than their others it is still a very good record. Unlike their newest record they just use the "standard" guitar, bass, drums setup.
Lyrics — 7
Some of the lyrics in this album are more of an "angry lover" like "So here's a present to let you know I still exist. I hope the next boy that you kiss has something terribly contagious on his lips." in Jude Law and a semester abroad. Jesse Lacey has some good lyrics in this album but it doesn't live up to some of the other CDs.
Overall Impression — 9
It's definately an amazing album but it could be better. My favorites from the album would have to be "Jude Law" and "Soco Ameretto Lime" I love this CD, flaws and all. If it were stolen, I would definately buy it again. Right after I hunted down the person who stole my beloved CD.