Compared to "Long Gone Before Daylight", which was the first album I heard, I was surprised to listen to "Gran Turismo; with it's minimal production, almost new-wave sound.. At first I also found the songs far behind the great songwriting on "Daylight". But several songs grow on you when you get to know them better.
"Paralyzed" the opening tracks is a slow song with distorted guitars and good chorus.
Next track is the Blondie-inspired single "Erase and Rewind", a good pop-tune, but not very memorable.
"Explode" and "Starter" are songs in the same vein as "Paralysed"; both songs go on too long for my taste.
"Higher" is a beautiful ballad, one of my favourires on the album.
"Marvel Hill" I simply just don't like.
Next highlight is the great single "My Favorite Game" ; another "Blondie-type" song.
"Junk Of The Hearts" is also a great track.
Conclusion: An album not nearly as strong as "Long Gone Before Daylight", but songs like "Erase and Rewind", "Higher", "My Favorite Game", "Junk of the Hearts" and a few other good tracks, make this decent album.