This album is bound to be badly recieved by many fans of the original TBS, but anyone who can't cope with their changing style is not a "fan" of this band - their line up has changed more times than the cast of doctor who! This album sees the loss of Fred Mascherino (Guitar), who is replaced by Matt Fazzi - and although Mr. Fazzi is undisputably an equal match, the overall sound is very different - heavier guitars but a lighter sound, if you get what I mean.
The album starts of with the welcoming "New Again" which is a rather good representation of TBS's new sound, and runs straight into "Sink Into Me", surely a new summer anthem. On the whole, the tracks gel fairly well, sounding similar enough to link, but not too much to be samey, though the "Alternative" sound does start to get a bit dry towards "Catholic Knees", an utterly forgetable track. Fortunatly, tracks such as "Capital M-E" (a song about Mr Masherino's departure) and "Everything must go", give the album that extra push, remiscent of their original material
Overall, it's fair to say Taking Back Sunday are a long way from "Tell All Your Friends", and it's a shame to see them fall into mediocracy. However, this album feels more mature than the rest of TBS, and in fairness, it's not the same band. It's good though, guys, its good