I didn't know anything about Alexi the athlete. I picked up a stack of 8 in-store copies and this was one whose music demanded that I take a copy home. It's always a kick when the music sells the CD. "Goodnight Moon" is an electric whirlwind. My favorite is "Pretty Mess" with its throbbing rhythm guitar and infectious pop hooks, "Hey, hey, hey just another cliche; too much too fast then it slips away." "Drive-By Serenade" is midtempo electric track with a somber lyric, "Trusts betrayed & wreaths are laid; It's just another drive-by serenade." "Pop School" with its odd chorus, "I'm a pop school nerd," works less well for me. "Sonic Lullaby" speeds by like a 50-yard dash. "This Should Be" has a nice melody with stops and starts, "Paradise is just around the corner." Acoustic guitar and a softer sound are highlighted on "Vacancy," "When all the moments disappear & all the signals aren't so clear, all we're left with is tomorrow & a change." "What I've Done" is a tight little track with more hooks than melody. On "Gemini" rhythm guitar stars. My other favorite is "Half A Chance" with its more acoustic arrangement, strong melody and expressive vocal, "Dreaming of the future but living in the past." "Ginger" is a solid pop CD. What it lacks in groundbreaking originality, it more than makes up for with energy and a joyful noise. Seek it out!