I really enjoyed BYOB's first self-titled offering. It was very raw and packed with energy, however its obvious highlights lay in the more mature tracks of Adventure and October First Account.
Upon hearing the first tracks made avalible to listen from this album on the band's myspace, I was left dissapointed. It appeared to a slightly inferior clone of the first album. However after finnaly getting this album and after a few listens, it is easy from the opener, 'Black Hole', to see how the songwriting even on the raw, punkier tracks has matured.
Particular highlights of this album are the charming tale of homicide 'Becky', 'The Kelly Affair', 'You're a Waste' and, in my opinion, the best track of the album 'Creepy Crawl'.
There does appear to be some filler in the form of 'Blow Yr Mind', 'Blummer Time' and 'Food Fight'. But by all means this filler is not bad, merely average compared to other tracks on the album.
Overall if you enjoyed the first album this is a must, and it is worth checking out even if you didn't. It is definately a more mature effort, whilst maintaining the youthfullness 'fun' side of the band which aided there rise in the first place.