Sound — 10
The sound of this album is really good. The songs are awsomely put together and most are very catchy without being "too pop". The style of the music is much like the first album and thats alternative rock at its best. But the difference with this CD is that they've included soome ballads that really wokr well for them like "The Reason", "Uneffected" and "Dissapear".
Lyrics — 8
I wasnt overly impressed with the lyrics for the most part except for some songs ("The Reason, "Out Of Control" & "Uneffected"). The lyrics do however suit the music really well and Doug Robb (lead singer & song writer) shows he has some talent for what he does.
Overall Impression — 10
This is definatley Hoobastank's best album, mainly because they have included some ballads that change it up from their first record. The best tracks on the album are "Escape", "The Reason", "From The Heart" and "Uneffected". If this cd were lost or stolen I would definatley buy it again. I also suggest anyone considering buying this to do so its a great album.