As a tired 49 year old git, I thought that the current music scene had lost its guts and that real rock music had, ironically, quietly expired over the last 15 years, with nothing that proved to be the real thing once the surface was scratched. By the most remarkable chance (because of where I live), I happened to see Rooster on TOTP playing "Come Get Some" before its release. I was very impressed.
I had hopes, which I fully expected to be dashed, for this album. It has, however, proved to be full of strong tunes, thoughtfully written and very well played, proving that the spirit of rock is still alive. This outstanding album sounds like something from my youth, and I commend it to anyone who likes their music unchoreographed, without dancing girls, without flash, with real rock rhythms and with real substance.
I sincerely hope that this is not a flash in the pan and proves that the kids really do want to rock, after all. Even if it is, this is just very, very good. Buy it now, and if you like it, tell others to do the same. These guys deserve it, and music needs it, otherwise Girls Aloud featuring some other non-entity will rule the world and that would be the ultimate victory for the Dark side. In three words: a superb debut.