Thoroughly enjoyed this on first listening. Although there are a few punky `bruisers` here ( eg `Creation`, `Hell is other People`, `Radio Unfriendly ), most of the tracks are mid tempo and rock influenced, though with really catchy riffs/chorus. This is not a hardcore punk album like, say `Riot` and `Quintessentials`, but neither is it definately not punk like, say, `Killing Time` or `Mad Cow Fever`. Instead it is something new for the Subs - a synthesis of punk and traditional rock, and it really works. For example, check out the amazing track `All Blurs into One`, which, like a previous reviewer said, is probably the most sophisticated track The Subs have ever done.
If you are a long time Subs fan who is not a punk rock dinosaur stuck in the past, you will enjoy this album, which is well produced and displays a high level of musical sophistication; the pity is that many others who would enjoy it will never get the chance to hear it. The only reasons I do not give it five stars are that I wish a couple of the tracks ended properly instead of fading out, and I think one of the fourteen ( Rock N Rol Whore ) does not merit being on the final cut. But these are quibbles! Good one lads - this is a first rate album, and much better than anyone has a right to expect after 30 odd years!!!