Having just graduated from high school, I look back on, among other things, the music to which I listened. This CD pretty much fell into my lap one night in January (friend reccomended it to a friend who played it that night), and I'm really, really glad it did. Perhaps I only like it so much because I have a lot of memories tacked on to it, but in reality, "Look Forward to Failure" is possibly the best example of unpretentious pop-punk I've ever heard. Blink is really in right now, and I personally hate the Offspring, but the Ataris aren't really more than they try to be- a band who writes songs about the teenage male experience. Right now, my favorite song is "My Special Girl", but "San Dimas", "My So-Called Life", and "My Hotel Year" rock too. The other two have a place and a time, but can't compare with the others. Kudos to the Ataris. I say with no hesitation that this album (EP- sorry) is the soundtrack of my senior year (with only minor competition from The Slackers' 'The Question' and Limp Bizkit's 'Three Dollar Bill'). I'm buying it as a birthday present for a friend who's just starting his senior year. Basically, if you're in high school, this is just great background music. Give it a chance.