Sound — 8
This album shows anger, emotions, its frantic and heartbreaking. They have taken elements from emo punk and post hardcore and fused them. Their sound is original even though you get some idiots saying that they are copying My Chemical Romance (but that's another story). I really enjoyed this album when I got it and still but some songs do some like other but still a good album.
Lyrics — 8
Bert Mcracken's song writing skills are good but he does moan about the odd girlfriend. In emotional songs lyrics get cheesy with other bands but no The Used Bert deserves credit for this. The lyrics fit in well with the music(but really if they did'nt I'm sure they wouldn't have a record deal). Bert voice is not great but above average he has quite a decent range.
Overall Impression — 8
People would be quik to compare them with My Chemical Romance I do see a resemblance but not an uncanny one. There are obvious filler tracks like Yesterdays Feelings and Sound Effects And Overdramitics. Also a few tracks sound the same like Yesterdays Feelings Hard To Say and Cut Up Angels but still a good album.