Sound — 9
This is the kind of music which is impossible not to nod your head to. Don't listen to it in an important meeting with the boss, incase you find yourself dancing on the table, singing 'Flathead' at the top of your voice in a Fratellian euphoria. Reminiscent of The Mavericks, Franz Ferdinand, Forward, Russia!
Lyrics — 8
The singer's emphasised British accent adds to the feel of the music. His five-word-a-second philosophy also makes it impossible to learn the lyrics and sing them exactly the same way as him. Very clever lyrics, lots of alliteration, also help you to understand his point of view on life.
Overall Impression — 10
One of the few albums in the current age with not one dud song. Infectious rhythms coupled with mind-bending modulation (timing changes) make for an extremely upbeat and fun album. Comparable to Franz's first album only with an Indie twist. Great album. Most impressive song would have to be the famous Flathead, with it's crazy volume changes and 7-beat chorus. But that's not to say that Creeping Up The Backstairs, Everybody Knows, and Whistle For The Choir aren't quality either. Definitely a keeper. A 2007 gem, one could say. Then again, it's only April.