Ok, so I already had "Fold you hands..." and "Arab Strap" when I bought this album, and was fairly impressed with the band already. Then, I bought this one, and my world was changed. Well, not really, but the songwriting did blow me away. Now, monthes later, I still regard it as the best album I own.
It starts out with "The State that I am in", one of the strongest tracks, lyrically. "Expectations" is a simple, witty song, as is "She's losing it". "You're just a baby" is harder to love, but the chorus is very nice. "Electronic Renaissance" is very different from the rest of the album, and the one skippable track (unless you're in the right mood for it). It progresses to "I could be dreaming" which, fittingly, is a very sleepy song. "We rule the school" is a simple ballad, and it really grows on you after time. Then comes my favorite track "My wandering days are over". The references to the spooky witch in the sexy dress are very nice, and the music has a great melody. I don't love anyone is an average song, but is essential to the album. "Mary Jo" is a good way to end it, it makes a reference to the first song and ties it all together very nicely.
I know everyone says "If you're feeling sinister" is their masterpiece, but I would disagree and champion this album.