Its a pretty cool album, and I'm glad I own it, but its not always the easiest to listen to. The first three songs rock pretty hard, and things are going great, and then all of a sudden the tempo slows big time and things don't get any faster than midtempo, semi-rock. There's something humorous about a lot of these songs, like the way they spell out their name in track three or the doggy noises at the beginning of the first track.
Otherwise, the midtempo stuff is okay, but it borders on filler and isn't really essential. Their cover of Da Da Da isn't nearly as good as it should have been, it doesn't really rock much. Throughout most of the album you'll just keep hoping they crank things back up, but it doesn't happen, so you might be a little disappointed. If you don't mind listening to Elastica try out some experimental synth-type stuff and even a Brian Eno instrumental, though, you'll find this one pretty interesting. The Menace isn't a very good title though, since it isn't very menacing. They should have called it The Mess. It sounds like I'm slamming this album but I'm really not, its just easier to talk about its flaws than its strenghts. This one is still tons better than most of the garbage out there so you should probably check it out all the same, I like it and you should too.