Sound — 6
This album practically invented indie rock in the early nineties, and spawned a million weezers. I love the sounds on this record, but they aren't particularly innovative or new. The guitars are overdriven on the heavier songs and clean on the ballad-ish songs. No weird instruments are used, because they aren't neccesary.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics S.M. uses on this record aren't particularly poetic or beautiful, but they flow like quicksilver. His rhymes never sound like the came out of a nursery rhyme book. That vocal melodies and the lyrics, although not poetic, are very fun and catchy, and some of them are even meaningful.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is so good. The overall greatness of an album is not measureable by averaging the rating I gave to the sound and lyrics of the record, the only way to measure it is by how it makes you feel when you listen to it. And this record is one that makes you feel good inside. The most impressive heavy songs from the record are "Trigger Cut", "Conduit for Sale", "No Life Singed Her" and "Two states" and the best quieter songs are "Here" and "Zurich is Stained". Every hipster needs this ablum in their collection, and nearly everyone could still appreciate it. Time has proved that it is a classic sample of indie rock.