Sound — 8
Brand new, fresh breath of air for Our Lady Peace on this album. Heavier on some tracks, much softer on others. The vocal approach Maida uses is almost rigid; almost angry, but still very optimistic. I was ecstatic after hearing his voice as it used to be, that is, before Gravity. I missed the crazy, nasal style that I thought was lost forever!
Lyrics — 8
Very political, yes; also extremely necessary. Not as cryptic as some of their other work, but enjoyed just as much.
Overall Impression — 10
As political as the album was, I loved it. I'm quite conservative, but I find myself agreeing completely with what was said. And also, I was so afraid Raine might be portrayed as omniscient with the release of this one. I found that it was quite the opposite. Great, great music. It has never let me down.