Sound — 6
When I first started listening to the band I thought they were pretty good, since they had been music at such a young age and their lyrics were nice and I did love them. Sound... They moved from alt into Mainstream pop in a heartbeat. I thought it wasn't really anything special. Sounded a lot like todays mainstream music with the repeativiness and what no. All you hear through out the songs are rhythm Guitar and a few notes played on the keyboard and the drums going 1,2,3,4 etc. Don't get me started on the bass.
Lyrics — 7
Like any other song. He sings about Love and Love and guess what? MORE LOVE! I think maybe 3 or 4 of the songs aren't about love, but I guess it is nice because we all need some love in our lifes haha. This is not for the cold hearted. Singer is okay. He has a special voice that you don't usually hear, but it's not amazing.
Overall Impression — 5
I didn't like it as much as their old albums. You can't really compare to other artist yet... What I loved about it was, they did a bit of expermenting, even if it didn't turn out that well. It wasn't all that bad. I would buy it again, but just because I'm that type of fan. Hopefuly in the future they'll come out with a better album.