Sound — 8
The recording is really crisp and have a very distinctive tone. Dave Grohl himself has said this is his least favorite record by the Foos as it was just sort of thrown together. It's pretty much straight out rock but there are lighter moments such as 'Tired of You'. There are really only 4 or 5 good songs on the record not that the rest are bad, they just lack the feeling.
Lyrics — 9
There is a wide range of lyrical topics and meaning but the two standout tracks (All My Life, Times Like These) have really strong lyrics. All My Life is, according to Grohl, a reference to performing oral sex on a woman. And if you really listen it makes sense but it's not dirty in an obvious way. The lyrics to Times Like These are some of the best ever put out by Dave Grohl if not the best. It really is an inspiring song. Dave Grohl delivers again with his awesome vocal ability and lets everything out especially in All My Life when his yells resonate perfectly.
Overall Impression — 7
Overall this isn't that great of an album but 'All My Life' and 'Times Like These' make it worth it. I love those two songs and 'Tired of You' but I hate how the rest of the album is kind of boring, just lacking overall. If it were stolen I would definetely pick up another copy.