This being MSI's first offering for over 2 years, I was expecting something sharp, edgy and quirky as hell. It is evident with IF that time and effort has been implemented, and experimentation obviously is the main feature here, but alot of the time it comes off cheap and rather stale, they even fob you off with one or two demo's that have been around longer than i can remember. Had this have been a first or even second album for them it would have stood a much better chance, but with all the hype they have garnered over the past 5 years or so it isnt as simple as churning out yet another record with more of the same.
That being said, just because it sounds like previous material, thats not to say it sounds bad. It has some real gems, ancient demo "Bomb This Track" and the irresistible "Issues" are real standouts for me. Another great selling point is the level of humor... some of these tracks are Hiiiiilarious, "Get It Up" had me smirking from beginning to end. At the end of day, MSI fans will lap this up anyway... but you cant help feeling a little cheated. Newcomers would do well to start with this record, it is accessible and fun. If you accept this as what it is, more of the same, you wont be disappointed, if your coming in looking for something fresh id suggest trying something else.