The one great thing about the Rejects' style is that it's fun. No real tear-jerkers on here, but great for the times when you just want to listen to something light to help pick up your day.
Move Along is definitely a different style from their debut album, but I find it more likable over all. They do lose the "garage band" sound, but to me it's a definite improvement (the obvious drum machine was possibly the most irritating thing about their freshman album).
Song by song:
1. Dirty Little Secret (8.5/10)- This was my favorite first time around, but after a while it started to get on my nerves a little. I'm all for blasting music, but playing this thing at full blast is enough to give me a migrane. It's a little flat overall, but definitely catchy.
2. Stab My Back (8/10)- I think this should have been their third single (as opposed to Top of the World). It did get old, but I took a break from it for a while and it remains among my favorites.
3. Move Along (10/10)- There's a reason this one is so popular, and that's because it's great. They keep it both exotic (with the bongo-like drums) and rockish at the same time, experimenting with different sounds (children's choir, anyone?) and it all just works together seamlessly. Uplifting, too.
4. It Ends Tonight (10/10)- I'm a sucker for the piano, so this one got me right away. It appears to be a ballad at first, but picks up and gets very fast-paced. Also my favorite lyrics on the whole album.
5. Change Your Mind (7/10)- Not one of my favorites. I really like the lyrics (actually, I think they're the best part), but I find the beat a little annoying. Not bad over all, I still do like to listen to it from time to time.
6. Night Drive (9.5/10)- This isn't one of the more popular songs on the album, but it's one of my favorites. The guitar riffs are amazing and not too overdone by like in Dirty Little Secret. You can almost feel the desperation in the lyrics. The .5 taken off was for the clapping (which does make the song stand out, but can grate on you if you play it too loud).
7. 11:11 PM (9/10)- I really like it, but it's not quite as memorable as the others. Nice and fast paced.
8. Dance Inside (9/10)- Took a long time to grow on me, but when it did it became one of my favorites. The lyrics are slightly on the *naughty* side, but hey, it is what it is. It's a nice, softer type song, if the hard guitar riffs of some of the others aren't what you're in the mood for at the moment.
9. Top Of The World (7.5/10)- I really want to give these guys credit for trying to come up with a different topic for a song, but it feels as if they're trying too hard and just jumping on the "bash Bush" bandwagon. I'm not a Bush supporter, but I don't really need to hear about him in every other thing played on the radio. The song is actually not bad overall, but the lyrics feel too contrived.
10. Straightjacket Feeling (7.5/10)- The slowest song on the album. I like it a lot, with a nice title and lyrics. Just not among the top few. ;)
11. I'm Waiting (6/10)- The only one I couldn't get into. I don't know why, I feel like I should like it, but I just can't. I like the chorus a lot, but whenever it comes up, I skip over it.
12. Can't Take It (10/10)- I love this one. The violins give a nice, dramatic tone, which just makes the lyrics more meaningful. A little on the short side, but sweet nontheless.
There were also two bonus tracks that you can download online (if you didn't get them with the CD), Kiss Yourself Good-Bye and Eyelash Wishes. Both are good, if a little reminiscent of their old style, so I recommend checking them out.
In the end, this is a good, fun album. Check it out, you shouldn't be disappointed (unless you're expecting death metal, of course). ;)