Sound — 10
I must say Mxpx really brought it this time. A great follow up to the IMO sub par job on panic. If you don't know Mxpx returned to their first label tooth and nail with their first producer Aaron Sprinkle (yes he did pokinatcha). Of course this album is very different from pokinatcha, yet in many ways the same. Mxpx brought their old self in the fact that most of their songs are much faster than the last couple of albums on A&M records and sideonedummy. But they brought a very melodic touch also.
Lyrics — 8
I must say most of the lyrics were pretty good, but soome were kinda cheesy. The song Chop Shop is about a string of murders that happened in Bremerton Washington (their hommetown), "She shouldve paid him back last week for all the meth, That small voice told him axe her to death". Most of the lyrcs are well written though like angels, Bass so low, and secret weapon.
Overall Impression — 10
I believe this is at least 10x better than panic. My favorite song oof the album would be bass so low. It has a very modern rock element to it that isnt the normal mxpx style. Also Mike (bass) has a realy great bass guitar solo in there too (if ya didn't guess). I got the special edition version with the DVD which I would strongly advise paying the extra 5 bucks for. it's a 30 minute DVD that talks about the making of the record, and mxpx interaction with fans, and even some cool bonus stuff like you get to tour the bands apartment. I also got it signed by the band by a special offer and it came in a day early too. If it was stolen I would definately buy it again.