I think some of the reviewers have been a little harsh on these guys. I agree, the bar was set with 'Conditions'. BUT, you need to listen to this album without comparing. Most decent bands who've had a very successful first album try out different things in the second - they are still finding their way and there are some little gems to be found - 'Trembling Hands' is a soaring ballad which I guarantee will be used on many a TV ad. 'Rabbit Hole' gets back to some nice soaring guitars. All in all, it's a fresh new sound - some of it doesn't quite work, but a lot of it does in a funky, quirky way. Personally, I like it when bands get experimental - it shows innovation and bravery and will hopefully prevent the dreadful outcome of bands such as Foo Fighters, Coldplay & the like whose albums all sound exactly the same. This is why Queens of the Stone Age are so successful - every album is different, they don't just play it safe. I gave Temper Trap an extra star for daring to try something different and not boxing themselves in.