This album bursts forth and grabs the attention right from the off, with the lead track, 'East of Eden'. It doesn't, however, bore you into submission by repetition, mixing up the pace within a cohesive whole, aided by the lyrical theme of troubled relationships expressed in a refreshingly knowing way and with a sense of irony. Probably the best known track is the Tom Petty and Mike Campbell composition, 'Ways To Be Wicked'. It has a strong pop-rock feel, but is followed by a yearning ballad, 'Don't Toss Us Away', written by Bryan MacLean. Whilst these tracks work well it is with their own material that the band really shines. For me, there are two stand-out tracks, the first of which is the wonderfully manic 'Working Late' penned by Marvin Etzioni on which the singer works herself up into a frenzy, convinced that her partner is having an affair. The guitar touches are excellent but also allow the vocals to breathe. The other track that I really like is the more conventional 'Pass It On', written by Maria McKee herself and perhaps a hint at some of the material to follow on the second album.