Midtown have done it again. They seem to have an easy job of writing the most catchy tunes in the world. 'Become what you hate' and 'Like a movie' are some of the best songs they've ever written. Maturity appears to have struck though as there are more reflective songs on this album that could almost be caaled cheesy if it wasn't for the three part harmonies and great production. Mark Trombino is a legend, anything he touches seems to sound amazing. Check out Jimmy Eat World's albums or Finch 'What it is to Burn' for other examples of the man's genius.
Back to Midtown, they have written a solid album, but following up 'Save the World...' was always going to be a hard task. Shame about the reworkings of the two tracks from the split E.P. with Millencolin- they sounded better before in my opinion, but still great songs. If you like this album check out The Starting Line, Saves the Day, Rufio and One Dollar Short for more wicked bands.