Sound — 10
Cake have a unique sound. Use of synth noises and trumpet are excellent. Guitar riffs are clever and original. This album is obviously more pop like. The vocals are perfect, all the instruments fit so well together, there could not be a better vocalist for this band. Guitar solos pop up on some songs are very very well done.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are very good in most songs, but sometimes ryhmes are weak. The lyrics usually have random subjects, sometimes with sarcastic meaning, like opera singer. As I said before, I could not imagine anyone else singing for this band. The singers voice is quite low, but his voice is flexable. A good 9 for for Lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is one of Cake's best, in my opinion. Lots of Cake classics. Highlights of the album are: Comfort Eagle, Commisioning A Symphony In C and Shadow Stabbing. There is nothing I dislike about this album. If you buy a Cake CD, make sure its this one (or fashion nugget, also very good). If I lost this, I would not hesitate to get it again!