I went about getting into BRMC the wrong way around. After hearing "Weapon of Choice" on MTV2 I had to check them out, so I bought Baby 81 that very day.
I then got Howl (which is excellent by the way) and the debut album.
I haven't got round to the 2nd album yet but ive heard "Stop" which is fantastic.
This for me is the best of the lot.
First Track "Took out a loan" is a grinding guitar heavy track, cool as you like, it starts the album off very well. Then comes 2nd single "Berlin", a bit more poppy than track 1 but never the less catchy and very worthy of a single release.
"Weapon of Choice" is just majestic, a thumping 3 minute anthem which i challenge anyone to dislike. "Windows" is something different altogether, piano driven and kind of ballady it brings the pace of the album down a bit after the frantic opening, it nevertheless a brilliant track.
"Cold Wind" them brings the temperature up again, at 1st i wasn't so sure about this track, but now I'm hooked. This is followed by 2 accoustic numbers, the breezy "Not what you wanted" and "666 Conducer", both important to the album in their own right.
So 7 killer tracks out of 7, perfect so far. After this "Lien on your dreams" and "Am I only" are highlights, but the epic "I am the resurrection" esque "American X" steals the album, it's one of them tracks when you hear it for the 1st time you just have to repeat it because you know its that good.
Overall this is almost as perfect an Indie album that you will see this year, if you liked the best parts of BRMC and Howl and combine them, this is kind of what you get. I just hope they do another one.