Sound — 9
This is probably the best album to get for anyone who wants to know who this band really is. Every track from Love for the Streets has a different feel to it. In other words, none of them sound the same. It's got some fast paced garage songs that resemble their earliest album. "Black Heart" and "Fifteen Minutes Too Late" are a couple examples. Songs such as "She Don't Mind." and "Do-Nothing" sound like their later, more pop rock albums. A lot of fans consider this their best album. Why? It has 3 of their best tracks. Those being the catchy "Over 'fore it Started" the happy feel of "Candy Kane" and the song everyone knows. You guessed it, "Jerk it Out." However Jerk it Out wasn't recognized on this album as much as 39 Minutes of Bliss. Overall, the sound is suitable for any rock fan.
Lyrics — 8
The singer Cesar Vidal's voice goes very well with the music. Put any other singer in there and it wouldn't be nearly as good. The lyrics are nothing special, but not bad. Chances are they won't get deep into you, but they're good enough. 6 of the 14 tracks seem to be about relationships, the others are on other topics and 2 of them are short instrumentals. So again, the lyrics are good, but not great.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, this is a great album. It seems overrated and underrated at the same time. What I mean is, it's considered their best, even though only 3 of the tracks are real good. Yet it's underrated since you could ask 50 people if they knew about it and the best case scenario would be 3 out of 50. You'd have to be a harcore fan to really appreciate the whole thing. If you're not, I'd just seperately buy Over 'Fore It Started, Candy Kane, Jerk It Out, and possibly Black Heart. You should only pick this up if you're a true fan. Otherwise, stick with their later work.