Faultless? No. Surprising? In good and bad ways...
Alot more polished than the multiple EP's they released, this album shows the start of a new direction for Aus punk, and should be the measure-stick for which that is measured.
Few records give out an immediately negative response. But upon hearing this album, the first words I said? "Are you fucking serious?".
To put it lightly, this band is a joke- everything from the black-clad desperate fashion to the hugely irritating vocals. Even when they try and get quasi-political on "The Bonesman", it again results in the band embarrassing themselves. A very poor release from five sadly-potential-filled young men with dollar signs in their eyes.
I love this band, and i cant understand why some people rubbish it out so much. And/Or call them emo. For me this is their best album by far, with most songs being pretty catchy. Children of the broken hearted would have to be my fav song.