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  • Summary: The Florida ska-punk band's third major-label release includes a cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender."
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. There's plenty of killer talent to be found here. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  2. 40 minutes of soul-searching and bittersweet recollection that nevertheless rocks with major-league efficiency.
  3. 75
    Often lives up to its title, but they ought to find a kind way to break it off with the horn section. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  4. The usual blend of knockabout punk rock, nutty-boy ska and witty lyrics. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  5. It's like a thicker, dirtier Good Charlotte.
  6. A precision-produced guided missile seeking the hearts of socially awkward skate punks everywhere.
  7. 40
    Stylistic attention-deficit disorder dilutes the focus and also dates it. [#17, p.137]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. StijnH
    Jan 20, 2007
    10
    Brilliant album, with new classics like Plastic Cup Politics and The Science of Selling Yourself Short
  2. AlexW
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    This is a really great album from Less Than Jake. It sounds really sharp and clean and contains a lot of really good songs, such as "The This is a really great album from Less Than Jake. It sounds really sharp and clean and contains a lot of really good songs, such as "The Science of Selling Yourself Short," and "Plastic Cup Politics." Don't be fooled by those who will Less Than Jake sold out with this album. It's still great music, even if their sound has changed somewhat since 10 years ago. Isn't that what's expected to happen? This CD is definitely worth it! Expand
  3. steph
    Jul 4, 2003
    10
    a true mix of brilliance! ltj rock!
  4. MrShizzy
    May 30, 2006
    10
    Excellent album. Regarding the sound quality, it's very well put together, and the content is amazing too. This one rocks!
  5. BrianJr
    Sep 18, 2003
    9
    9 outa 10 all the way.. easily their best release yet...but they need to let the brass have some fun with a few brass solos!
  6. Dean
    Dec 10, 2005
    9
    It's got the same feel as Rockview, and dare I say a little more sophistication...yet still not pretentious. Kudos guys, kudos.
  7. bobb
    Jan 3, 2007
    0
    they suck this album is horrible

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