I remember when I bought this album, as I drove away listening, I turned back immediately to return it because the 1st song struck me as way too syrupy, and I was immediately disappointed. I kept repeating it as I drove back, and ended up listening to the 1st three songs a couple of times, and decided to turn around again and give it a chance. I am not one for syrupy, sentimental music, but the thing about this album, is that Teenage Fanclub is obviously trying to make a well recorded album, bucking the low-fi trend at the time. It's funny that a rock band would have to defend, or isn't cool because, they are trying to write, record and perform as well as they can. If you can look past that, this album is perfect from start to finish, a totally professional A+ performance.