A pretty bleak album, it's certainly not bad, but theres not a lot new to this album. it nailsthe gloomy vibe, but that's not always what people want to hear in teh middle of the day. Also it is immediately apparent that thsi album draws heavily from the smiths, especially in the fx and the vocals. It picks up near the end, and it has a couple of more upbeat tracks that sound less gloomy and more original. I'd give this album a 6.