I have been a fan of this band since the beginning. I feel as I've 'grown' so have they. Although Take on Me, Stay on These Roads and Hunting High and Low (all great in their own right) still give me a nostalgic feel, this album has songs of the sort of quality that make the hair stand up on your neck, make you want to punch the air in triumph and sing their praises from the rooftops. Each song is different and equally add something to the chaging mood and themes running through it. It's more together and consistent than the two previous albums, almost an amalgamation of the best bits from those. The two singles are great, with singalong, memorable choruses, both haunting in a way too. But they are not the strongest songs on the album. Cosy Prisons and Birthright are powerful and sung with such skill, clarity and grace, it's hard to move on from them to another track. The rougher Don't do me any favours is more rock than we've heard before, showing a sharper edge to the band. The production on all songs is outstanding, never using too many sounds but always enough to create a changing atmosphere throughout the album. The more times you listen to the album, the more you find: more sounds, rhythms, melodies and instruments, catching you off guard. It's a mixture of so much, showing their individual influences as well as their togetherness. This is a mature album, proving aha to not only be on top of their game but showing them to be worthy of higher critical acclaim than they receive, particularly in the UK. They have influenced many, and it's easy to see why. There's a bit of Beatles esq sound too, some Keane, Travis and some of the more upbeat Coldplay. Gone are the boyband most still consider them to be. These are skilled musicians, sharing their thoughts, talent and emotions with the world. They have found themselves - listen to this album and you will find the 'real aha' too.