Sound — 8
The brand new album from The Used "Vulnerable", is pretty much what a lot of fans could expect from another Used album. Dubstep/metal breakdowns aside; The Used have always been a fairly artistic band that likes finding different objects to create usable noise for their albums. Before the release of the album, there were four tracks released through YouTube and if you did hear these, they are probably some of the worst tracks on the album, though still great. The way the songs transition throughout the album is great and very well put together and as usual, they never cease to amaze me.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics like in all albums past are very creative and dig deep into the band's hearts I feel. Though one of the heavier tracks on the album uses cigarettes over and over and over again, The Used have always come up with creative and drawing lyrics in their music well complimented by the music and the structure of the music.
Overall Impression — 8
In comparison to the past the band has had, it's hard to live up to which I believe they did struggle doing because it does not add up to The Used's earlier work. "Put Me Out" is probably the heaviest song on the album and is my favorite but I think the whole album is worthy of a listen. A lot of good things come from this album but please... Bands really need to keep this new dubstep craze out of the rock and punk worlds. It's a great album and recommend picking it up. Go have a listen!