How did this album take so long to get released this side of the Molson line? Cripes, I think Toronto is trying to hog all the good bands eh? Well, this album will probably be on my "best of" list this year, despite the fact the release is actually been out a while (Its only become available on Amazon recently). This band is really kinda in a category by itself for me ( or alone with their label mates the Russian Futurists ), mixing hip-pop, programmed danceable beats, but after that its all delivered reverbed indie vocals, restrained almost to the point of being monotone. If this combination sounds odd, well it is, but it works well. With songs that run the gamut from almost sound like they are old rave material (check out the drum breakdowns on "Are You Lonesome?"), to poppy synth/sample music, that is like the lightweight bands of old that are not hardcore enough to be `real' hip-hop, maybe like PM Dawn or somethin' (check out "In Bloom"). The best tracks are probably "Faster Than You Go" or "What It Was You Said", or even the glitch trippy lament "This Small Disaster". Though I'm kinda partial to "Blue Whale"... I mean come on, who else could write the phat beats then spread lyrics about the death of a sea mammal and the effects on the communities built around it ("Cutting through the hide of the world's greatest beast / gave our tribes an early feast / we spat and drank more wine")?