While frontman Matt Davies' transition from apocalyptic yoof-preacher to hoodied motivational speaker will definitely leave listeners with an extended sense of self-belief, the winsome angst that once drove songs such as "Streetcar" has all but disappeared.
BenA.Oct 4, 2008Incredible album; my favourite ever. Nearly everything on here is good, with such epic songs as The Sweetest Wave and One for the Road making it an amazing album. It's a great step forward for the band, moving away from the heavy, screamy sound of their previous work.… Expand
tarnia.Aug 13, 2007F*cking Wonderbar...
Jan 22, 2011This is what a great album should be: a story. I don't remember how exactly I ended up listening to this entire album. I was expecting something more similar to their previous work, but boy was I wrong and for the better. Nothing captures the imagination quite like a story and this what albums gives you. A chance to let your mind wander.… Expand
IvanT.May 1, 2008Average.. Needs a few times hearing to make you addicted. The bad side is at the vocals, sometimes they just ruin the music.
elmo.Aug 12, 2007with a desire to make a thinking mans album FFAF have ditched everything that made them listenable in favor for a middle of the road sound which lacks passion and drive. This album sees FFAF trying to walk away from the emo scene but they trip every step of the way.… Collapse
KackerbercackisMar 16, 2008Everything that made them popular, they've ditched. Songs are bland, theres no edge to any of them, except for "out of reach" , and I dearly hope that they realize they made a catastrophic error of judgment in the entire framework of this album.… Expand
GregL.Jul 3, 2007Awful album.
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