I love The Sounds. Each album they've released has provided with a soundtrack to good weather, parties, and car sing-a-longs. They make pop music with attitude, you have to take in the fun of it all and not take it too seriously. It's about hooks and delivery over lyrics. While The Sounds still haven't released an album I dislike, they have released the first grouping of tracks I haven't loved. I didn't enjoy this at first, but after multiple listens, the first half winds up being classic Sounds fun. A few tracks here sound like they could've come straight off their last (and underrated) album, Crossing the Rubicon. The last group of tracks take on a different direction and while it's underwhelming and forgettable at times, I can't help but get into it.. even a little bit.