The first half of this sounds to me like Devo meets the Marked Men, and the second half sounds like Devo meets the Killers or some such stuff. It’s remarkable how different in mood the two halves of the record are, and equally remarkable that this wasn’t a big turn-off for me. As bouncy as the first half is, the second half is dark and brooding; my guess is that this record sounds like an ecstasy trip: big, big fun followed by a long scrape through the valley of darkness. Loved it.
–Eric Carlson (Dukes of Windsor: www.dukesofwindsor.com.au)