A complete departure from the epic and artful Avalanche, White Light Rock and Roll Review is vivid and immediate -- an album which, as we have come to expect from Matthew Good, is a complete suprise. He brings the lyrical flair he has always possessed to bear on issues he has always discussed. It has been Matt Good's modus operandi since day one to release "different" albums; he has gone from folk, to indie-rock, to alt-rock; from to 3:30 pop rock to 8:00 orchestral masterpieces. As always, each of his records alienates a certain number of people who expect him to release "Weapon II" or "Hello Again Time Bomb", and most of this album's detractors belong to this group. Trust me, and pick it up for yourself, even if you weren't a fan of Avalanche.