Maybe that's a sweeping statement, but i'm blown way by this. I buy about 10 albums a month and this is one of the best records I've come accross in quite some time. I'd heard mixed reports about them and i think that's cos they're the kind of band you'll either love or hate. If you're just after some kind of libertines replacement (which is how some of the press seem to be weirdly positiong them) then don't look here, because while there are up-beat, punky if you like, songs on here dogs come accross as both more talented musically and a lot more real/passionate than doherty and co ever were. There's also a few slower songs on here like donkey and wait which are great to chill out to. It's difficult to say in a nutshell what this album sounds like, but if The Jam meets Pavement meets early manics sounds appealing then buy it and you won't be sorry!