OK, I'm a superfan. That said, when I first heard songs on this album, I was disappointed, I was thinking this was going to be "This Night" part II, fantastic at points, but as a whole left wanting. After I finally got the entire album and gave it a few spins, I have to say that I was wrong with my initial judgment. This album is just too much to get in a single listen, in that way it is more like "Streethawk: A Seduction". I started out with a couple of songs that were accessible. "Its Gonna Take an Airplane", with a sing song melody, synth flute, and hushed vocals found it's way inside my head almost instantly. The song "Your Blues" contains a signature coda, with the repeated plea "Lord know's I've been trying" over a background of synth, muted Coronet, and delayed piano, again it's infectious. After I had tackled the accessible ones, other more obtuse songs started to rise up and force me to take notice. "Notorious Lightning" is a standout, posing scenes of young players and their frivolities, with the music building to an anthemic shout of "and someone has to fall, before someone goes free!", possibly freed from the bonds of their immaturity. In many ways it reminds me of Streethawk's absolutely brilliant "The Bad Arts", except Bejar now realizes there is no need for an actual explosion. The instrumentation of the album is limited to synths and a nylon stringed guitar, which at times give the album a feeling that it came from 1984 not 2004, "Certain Things You Ought to Know" could have replaced The Dream Academy's version of "Please Please Please" on the Ferris Bueller's soundtrack. Once again Bejar lyrically drops props to the giants upon whose shoulders he stands, in this one we get from my untrained ears... Fleetwood Mac, The Smiths, and possibly Elvis Presley by way of the Pet Shop Boys, and Willie Nelson.