Sound — 8
It is quite hard to describe the overall style of this album as each song is different to the next however the style of the album is definatly something in the genres of pop and britpop and the overall tone of the music is very light. This is probably not the album to buy if you are intrested in the bass line as it is very simple and even more so if you want big guitar solos as they are thin on the groud. This album's charm lies not in it's technical difficulty but in its fresh pop-y sound.
Lyrics — 7
There is no doubt about it, the singer in this band is amazingly and scarily talented as a twenty-something male he is able to reach notes that I, a twelve year old girl, could not even dream of. However the lyrics, although good, are not exceptional. They can only be described as odd. What makes many of the songs so powerful is the contrast between a bright pop-y tune and dark, almost disturbing, lyrics, which, for reasons unknown, works really well.
Overall Impression — 9
This album is a must have for anybody who likes bands such as the holloways or the feeling as it echos their styles. I personly like the softer songs on the album namely "Everything Goes Dark" and "Clinging On For Life" as the pop songs can become slightly tedious. I would deffinatly recomend this to anybody who lijes good british pop.