Melissa Auf Der Maur's second album is great to listen to. Her first album had some really catchy songs you could listen to over and over - Real a Lie, Skin Receiver, Followed the Waves all good fun. Some quirky lyrics (that you either loved or grated with you) but an absolute creative explosion lyrically and musically from this former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bass player. Her second album seems a more serious, darker collection, but is none the worse for it. Again there are some catchy and memorable songs, the nautical Follow the Map is the stand out poppier, pacier song more akin to the first album but the strength and main difference from the earlier work is that the second album has some unexpected dark ballads such as the inspired Father's Grave and 22 Below. The atmosphere of the two albums is quite distinct and they really complement each other.