Sound — 9
I first started listening to Thrice way back in the day, when they played heavier sort of music, and when I heard this CD was coming out, I was hoping for some tastier, and heavier riffs. But when it came out, I was surprised by how much their sound have changed. It wasn't a bad thing at all, but they matured so much, that it was hard to believe it was actually them. They do have a few "heavy" songs, but overall, it has a very mellow feeling to it.
Lyrics — 9
Dustin like always, is awesome at vocals, and the lyrics with Thrice only get better and better. I also heard from their podcast that they wrote their songs in a different way this time. What they did is, they wrote the song while writing the vocals for the song, so the vocals would fit in better with the music, and it clearly shows (while when they wrote their previous albums, they wrote the song, then added lyrics to it).
Overall Impression — 9
I know a lot of people have stopped listening to them, because they don't play as "heavy" music as they used to, but a band has got to mature and grow at some point. I still love Thrice just as much as I did when I first listened to their old albums, and they will always be one of my favorite bands of all time. If this CD was lost of stolen, I would definitely go buy a new one.