Sloan are massive in Canada, but little heard elsewhere and this record will probably not change that. Power pop fans I know are blissfully unaware of Sloan and that is a shame. Since shedding the slightly confused sound of the very early records, recent releases have been chock full of hook laden rock. This latest album is marked by the sublime segue of 'Follow The Leader' into 'The Answer Was You' and this is worth the admission alone, particularly as this leads into the great 'Unkind'. Nothing quite matches this, but the closer 'Laying So Low' is an exceptional rock ballad. Much of this band's back catalogue is worth exploring and it would be great to see them live here in the uk.