Like many people, I came to Jimmy Eat World through Bleed American, their most immediately accessible album. This often means that the songs fade through repeated listening, and that other albums offer a better long term prospect, but in my opinion this is easily the best they've produced.
Salt Sweat Sugar is a blistering start, all chugging guitars and shouted chorus, before moving into more melodic territory for the next few songs, including the infectious The Middle which briefly threatened to take JEW mainstream in the UK. It didn't though. Then we're on to the album's highlight, the single Sweetness. This song is so simple, so loud, so perfect, its the song we should all have written. The next song, the name of which escapes me, is almost as good, before the quality starts to waiver very slightly towards the end.
Nonetheless, this is an album that improves with listen after listen, with a new song each week becoming your favourite off it. This is extremely high praise in my book.