Sound — 10
The riffs in Hoobastank's new album sound familiar to their last albums. They shyed away a little from guitar effects, and use a lot of distortion in this album. They also used more acoustic guitar on some of their tracks, including "Lucky." Obviously if you heard Hoobastank's last album, this one sounds similar to the sound of their last album. Still very enjoyable.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in this album show a lot of emotion from Doug, towards a certain somebody or people. They describe the ups and downs of relationships, but then most of rock is about love and such. I think the lyrics are good. Doug goes a little lighter like a on the song "Whatever Happened To Us." Overall, this album has good lyrics and Doug sings them very well.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall this is a good album for anyone who enjoys rock music. Some of the faster picking riffs in this song would be good as practice for guitarists. This is definitely worth buying if you enjoyed the last Hoobastank album or just want to check them at. You definitely want to get this album, may even make a good stocking stuffer.