Sound — 8
Panic changed their sound a lot for this CD. If you listen to the CD you will see what I mean. But it might be a good thing. They certainly did the unpredictable with making a Beatles-like album. I respect them for that. But I do think that they have to be a little bit more of themselves. I think they used the Beatles as too much of an inspiration. It sounds too much like the Beatles. But saying all of this, I am not saying it's a bad album. In fact, I think it is really good. Any fan that can accept a little bit of change will like most songs on this album if not the whole thing.
Lyrics — 8
I think that the lyrics of this album were very good but a bit inconsistant. No one please bash the lyrics on 'We're So Starving' because it is a joke. But there are some amazing lyrics on this album and some not-so-amazing lyrics. The lyrics on 'Northern Downpour' blew me away but the lyrics in 'Mad As Rabbits' didn't necessarily do so. Nine In The Afternoon's didn't blow me away either.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, I think that this is a really good album. It kind-of sounds like a modern day Beatles but with a little Panic twist. My favorite songs on the album so far are 'She's A Handsome Woman,' 'Pas De Cheval,' and 'That Green Gentleman.' These songs blew me away musically and lyrically. I love tha this album offers a little bit of everything. I don't like how it's too closely related to te Beatles. I think we need a mix of the two styles, (albums) next.