Here’s the problem: all of the songs sound the same. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all good, catchy, uptempo pop-punk, the percussion is solid, the riffs will get stuck in your head, the lyrics are relatable, it’s the sort of teen angst album we were expecting from this band…I could go on and on. The songs are all pretty damn good, but only individually. As a whole the album bleeds together.
As usual, the band makes habit of writing solid hooks. Some of the choruses I was immediately attached to were from “Obvious”, “Sleep Well” and “Backup Plan”, the latter of which was on the band’s last EP. The guitars have improved somewhat - and “The Fall Guy” is a prime example of that - and the stronger back up vocals is a nice addition to their sound.