Over time, Everclear (and particularly, Art Alexakis' voice and singing style) has evolved quite a bit. For proof, compare the Songs from An American Movie CDs with this older offering of theirs. The newer stuff usually shows the fast and furious Everclear heritage but occasionally (and unfortunately) strays towards the cheesy side. No such issues with this album! Everclear comes roaring out of the gate with a vengeance in tracks like Electra Made Me Blind, You Make Me Feel Like a Whore, Heartspark Dollarsign, and Nehalem. Inevitably, some of the songs slow down a bit, and these are not as good, but somehow they manage to not sound nearly as corny as the slow songs on the recent Everclear CDs have (My Sexual Life especially manages to still come off well, despite its subdued nature). Art's voice whines uncomfortably at points in the album (especially in some of the slower songs like Pale Green Stars) but usually you're too busy getting rocked by the music to care. All in all, an excellent album if you like heavy alternative music, though not a very novel one. I still point to So Much For the Afterglow as Everclear's high point to date, but this album probably will not disappoint you.