Sound — 10
This is a stunning debut album from the band from the most easterly point in all of England. The Guitars are crushing and enormous and give the impression that this band have been going for many years. Justin and Dan Hawkins maybe stupid morons but they are talented musicians. Also the Drumming is powerhouse and very loud.
Lyrics — 8
Justin Hawkins sings like he has just been elbowed in the private bits. One of the Highest voices I have ever heard. But the lyrics are generally not that good. "Black Shuck," "Love Is Only A Feeling" and "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" are all good lyrically but I have to say "Friday Night" is a little bit laclusture compared to most of the album. The lyrical peak is "Love On The Rocks With No Ice".
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, this is a classic debut, the best debut album since "Appitite For Destruction" by Guns N' Roses. The Best Tracks are "Black Shuck" (despite the fact it is a rip off of the mighty AC/DC), "Get Your Hands Off My Woman," "Love On The Rocks With No Ice," "Stuck In A Rut" and "I Believe In A Thing Called Love." These tracks are what British rock stands for, huge riffs, insane solos and choruses the size of Jupiter. But there are let downs. "Friday Night" is a frankly terrible song that does not deserve to be on an album of this quality.