Ian Thornley has a truly incredible voice and a reputation for rocking hard. Long time listeners of Big Wreck will be mildly disappointed with Albatross. While the title track stings with their familiar melancoly venom, the remaining songs are lackluster excluding Head Together and Control. While the first tracks intro may put you off thinking of an odd 90s tune,the change brings a strong rock ballad. Control has some radio play and is gaining popularity yet will never live up to the Big Wreck rep. Overall, a half hearted return to their fomer selves but if you love Ian Thornley and band, give it a listen. His vocals alone make it all worth it.