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  • Summary: Unlike debut 'Out Of The Shadow,' album number two is a full-band affair, with Zach Rogue joined in the studio by his touring band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Rogue's high, gentle vocals and halcyon harmonies mask lyrics that are occasionally dark and cynical--but never mushy. [28 Oct 2005, p.87]
  2. A fabulous collection of delirious, dizzy alt-pop.
  3. A perfect mix of tender melodies and rock and roll. [#11, p.108]
  4. For all its efforts to dazzle, Rogue Wave's music rarely engages the emotions the way it ought to. [Dec 2005, p.124]
  5. The production swamps. Too many waves of superfluities covering weak melodies and spearheading disappointing "new directions," too often sounding like the work of a far less interesting band.
  6. Rogue Wave now resemble a more earnest Flaming Lips. [Dec 2005, p.204]
  7. While the Big Chorus and post-hardcore theatricality are hardly disparate stylistic traits, it's odd that Rogue Wave would embrace them after establishing themselves as a nuanced pop outfit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15