It's hard to call this a proper Soul Asylum release since David Pirner is the only remaining member out of the original lineup. This album is uneven at best, but there are some great classic Soul Asylum songs here for fans. One standout track is "Can't Help It", a return to the rougher pop punk sound sound of their earlier stuff; something long-time fans have been waiting a long time for. Another standout is "Doomsday", which is almost a perfect pop rock song. No ballads here, so people looking for another "Runaway Train" will be disappointed.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this album turned out. Sure, Pirner is still at the helm, but I was unsure of how the new members would sound on new music. While the new guitarist is no Dan Murphy, he shines on many songs. The rhythm section delivers with the sound we all expect from SA. 'Supersonic' is a great first single, but there are some other great songs on there I like, including 'Moonshine.' Pick this one up without hesitation and give it a few spins. You'll be glad you added it to your SA collection!
I would recommend this to a friend