Sound — 4
Whilst the sound of this band has always been at a high standard, the feeling on this still isn't as natural and exiting as it was on their debut self titled album. There are no real stand out songs like 'Background' or 'Narcolepsy'. Listening to the album, there are no songs I dislike, but on the same token none of them have gone on my playlist. 'My hit and run' and 'Misfits' are really the only memorable songs on the album.
Lyrics — 4
Again, whilst there is nothing wrong with the lyrics, and they are still of a higher standard than most albums, it still lacks the kind of energy and passion combined in the bands debut album. The lyrics aren't sang with a lot of conviction, there are exceptions like 'Wake for Your Souls', which is original and has the likability factor that for the most, is missing in this album.
Overall Impression — 5
There is one major downfall of this album, and that is that it's just not got the same vibe as the bands debut album, the songs are average, and some good, but none are excellent, and most of the songs on the bands debut album were instant classics. On it's own it's a decent album, but it doesn't excite me like the debut album did, and still does.