I have always enjoyed this band live, but I was never able to listen to their records....just lacked something in the studio, to me. This is the first record I have fully sunken my teeth into by them and I've been playing it a lot for the last week. The first song is one of my favorite openers I've heard in a while, "Killin' Time" is an outstanding track and the closer is phenomenal. In between there aren't many missteps; although I think they can write a better album, they're definitely stepping closer to breaking through, at least in my mind. I think a lot of kids already have them on this high level, and this record should only reaffirm that, so I'm really happy for the band. Super hard-working fellows.
Anyone else under impressed? I loved their older stuff, largely due to the really rough punk feel. This record just sounds like an overproduced pop punk record. Just not crazy about it. Took one listen, probably will stick to the older albums from now on.