This album was certainly a slow burner for me; well be honest, any fan of the band uses "Wrong" as a benchmark don't they? On first listening i found this album a bit soft, especially the guitar sound, but on repeated listening it really does hold up very well and in fact it is fast becoming my 3rd favourite album (after Wrong and Small parts, natch...). The first four tracks are all great typically bombastic NMN rocking tunes and in fact as the other review states it only really tails off in the middle with the title track (although it certainly has its merits, especially the last part of the song) and "The world wasn't built in a day" which does sort of meander. It all picks up again after the middle few tracks and towards the end of the album you will find "One fine day" which has me completely hooked with its strangely uplifting lyrics set against a very satisfying slow melodic grind. Every NMN album should be taken on its merits and not just measured up against the "Wrong" album of over 20 years ago (it was 9 years old when this came out) and in that light, this album is a belter.
Another touch of genius from those crazy Canadian rockers. This album starts off in style, with those phenominal drum and bass rythms lining the the first five songs. Pay particular heed to the third track ("im an asshole"). This song is by far the best on the album and is certainly a classic in any nomeansno setlist. One small problem with this album however was the bands problem of prolonging a song and therefore making the song boring. This is none more apparent than on the song "the world wasnt built in a day". This is certainly no reason not to buy this album as it's unpredictability and shear funness is to be applauded.