Sound — 9
This album is pure genious. The songwriting style is very good, and the way Brendon sings is very cool. The songs are very catchy. The albums is put together very well, starting with "The Only Difference Between Martydom and Suicide is Press Coverage," which in my opinion is one of the best songs on the album. The album ends with "Build God, Then We'll Talk," and it leaves the listener begging for more. The musical styling, although labeled emo by ignorant critics, is very techno inspired. Overall the sound of this record is great. I could, and do, listen to this album every day.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very teen related for lack of a better term. Seeing as the band members are only about 19, this is very normal. The lyrics go with the music quite well. They are not predictable and the singer keeps the listener guessing. The only thing I don't like too much about the lyrics of this album is the fact that it is slightly repetative.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is comprable in terms of lyrical styling to bands like Cute is What We Aim For. Because of the "fashion" aspect of the songwriting. My favorite song on the album is "I Constantly Thank God for Esteban." I love everything about this album, and I don't hate a thing about it. Although it could be a bit less repetitive. If someone stole this album from me, I would buy it again in an instant.