Cuff the Duke hits the airwaves again with a diverse yet familiar faux country song selection. Front man Wayne Petti can be minorly excused for sounding like a nasal amalgamation of Jeff Tweedy and Bob Dylan, which means of course that his voice becomes pretty irritating after 4-5 songs.
Cinematic interludes and dark, foreboding lead guitar runs that punctuate several songs add depth and diversity to otherwise pedestrian lyrics. Instrumentally top flight, CTD is nevertheless monotonous and limited by the vocal range, quirks, and limitations of its lead singer. They'd be well advised to develop a relief pitcher for 2-3 songs per album and tighten up on the songwriting and harmonies. "You Don't Know What it's Like", "Count on Me", and "You Won't Look Back" are fairly memorable, but the rest just kind of lays there waiting for inspiration that doesn't arrive in time.