With all the manufactured puppets that parade the charts today, laughing all the way to the bank, I was a bit dubious about a1's change of direction. They've always persisted that they are far more mature than other chart busters, like say, Pondlife, and that they always write their own songs, and play their own instruments, and have gotten better with every album. With 'Make It Good' they've prooved that theory. This album is jam packed with quality tunes, many with sweeping psychedelic choruses, that you can't help but like. The lyrics occasionaly stumble into old a1 territory, but are redeemed by the sincerity displayed in the vocals. 'Here Comes The Rain' and 'One Last Song' are excellent examples of emotion commited to record in a way that trancends your average boyband dittie song. It knpcks spots off 'Flying Withouy Wings' let's put it that way. The recent hits 'Caught In The Middle' and 'Make It Good' are a good indication of what to expect from this record. Guitar music for the more mature pop fan. And with all four boys taking it in turn to write tracks, and with each of them playing one or more instrument throughout, we are left with a well crafted and quality album that may or may not sell, depending on how the pop market react to a band with actual talent as opposed to just a fine marketing director, who wouldn't think twice about taking money from impressionable teens, and offering them an album that is devoid of any passion or soul, for the sake of making a quick buck. Well done boys!'Make It Good' indeed......well you certainly have.