First things first: I haven't been a bad religion fan for very long, but i do have plenty of their cds, 8 in all. This is one of my most recent. To sum it up: it's definately different thatn like their older stuff, before Atlantic Records came along. If you are a big fan of their older stuff like No Control and Against the Grain, this will probably make you gag. The songs are a lot slower on this (as a whole) and a lot more melodic. The Wa-oh's and those oozin ahhs are definately worked to death and get annoying after awhile, you start to wonder how come Greg just didn't put a few more lyrics in there instead of saying WHOA! at the end of every line.
There are some good songs on the CD. You've got a Chance is a good opener, but the last minute is just repeated wa-ohs, and after one time through you'll wanna end the song early. It's a Long Way to the Promise Land, World Without Melody, and New America are all very poppy and slower, you may or may not like them depending on what other bands you listen to. 1000 Memories... well, the guitars are GREAT!, but the lyrics suck, Greg obviously has some girl problems which he doesn't usually sing about, I'm more used to him singing about society. The rest of the songs are forgettable, except for the closing track Don't Sell Me Short, it is perhaps my favorite song, it reminds me of old Bad Religion. All you BR faithful out there, don't worry, cause their new Cd Process of Belief is AMAZING! It is perhaps their best cd of all time, Brett is back full time, and they're back on Epitaph.
All in all, not a particularly bad album, but definately not a must-have.