Sound — 10
The riffs on the guitars excite me, their lively playing make you hum their songs when you are doing all sorts of things...
Lyrics — 10
Julian Casablancas sings the lyrics with such energy that you can't help but love him. The lyrics are twisted but in a weird way they're understood. I don't where they get their insperation but from songs lik 'between love and hate' it sounds like from stuff like proms, and hotels and...wait for it...fish!
Overall Impression — 10
I find this album the best in ages, it isn't anything like their old one (is this it?). It's catchy, it's exciting, it's different, it's fantastic. I especially love 'automatic stop' where the bass has a solo its the kind of song that you never get sick of. And the drums in under control are undescribable. the guitars are cool, and the lyrics are mad. They are 100% the coolest band in the world (I mean they use beer for hair-gel, cool or what?). I would recommend it to anyone!!! :-)