Sound — 8
Northstar has a sound that can only be described as unique, they take the catchiness of pop-rock and add emotion to it giving Northstar a sound most bands can't accomplish. The music on this album isn't all that technical but listening to the CD you know it couldn't have been any other way. Also Northstar has some huge star backing...Taking Back Sunday has refered to them as the greatest band ever (though the sound is way different from that TBS they hit the nail right on the head).
Lyrics — 10
I strongly suggest finding the lyrics to this CD and read them as you listen. After reading the lyrics for "Taker not a Giver" I loved this band even more than before.
Overall Impression — 10
To sum things up, if you like bands that are both easy listening and at the same time have a certain edge of complexity to them then Northstar is definitely worth the 10 or so bucks the CD cost. This CD has found a permanent place in my player and I have no doubt.