the first few reviews on here are basically from music snobs who have nothing better to do than seek out every band that's half-ass to their own standards of all-time-classic indie-genre rock and just rail them for not writing the most sincere and anthematic subculture standard of our time. these people need to get a life. but let's be honest here...it is a really good cd. for what it is. the lyrics are basic (not cheesy), the music is catchy. in a previous review, a writer stated that he wanted to drive off the side of the road after hearing one of the songs. the only reason you'd get in a wreck while listening to this cd would be from flailing your arms about and away from the steering wheel and swerving into oncoming traffic because you just had to dance-and-drive.
look at the recent commerical success of emo-punk/powerpop: militia did not make a mistake in signing this band. if you're pissed that this style of music is popular now, then go listen to and/or review sigur ros and sufjan and detest anything that's less than pure poetry. if you ENJOY music (a la jimmy eat world, all american rejects, or relient K), then you can't go wrong with The Class of 98.