I haven't heard the c.d....but I've heard it live...and it kicked arse. I went to the Empty Bottle here in Chicago last night to see the White Stripes, and The Gossip played right before them...and they got me off my feet, dancing, and having one hell of a good time. True I am a fan of punk music, but my friends who aren't also really like them, and had a great time. The band rocks the hell out. They're raw, they're fun, they're over the line at times. The singer, (meg?) invited girls up on stage to dance, and by the end of their set, they had about 15 girls rockin like hell-fire. I mean, it wasn't "trying to look sexy dancing", it was, "shaking your head, pouring sweat, eyes closed, whole body moving dancing". I had such a blast and loved their insane, gritty sound so much, I have to buy the album now.... I reccommend it.... especially if you're looking to let loose and dance like you don't give a damn.