Lyrically as strong as ever (Hussey is an underrated genius with the written word up there with Springsteen and Martin Gore in my view). The album runs the scale from punchy, edgy, fast paced rock right through to some epic ballads at the end (the last two tracks are right out of the Mission top drawer).
This is the work of a hungry, tight, ambitious band ready to explore new territory so it's a surprise that it's actually come from such established rockers who have been around for decades.
Put aside your preconceptions about what you think you know about the Mission and get this! It's a classic.