Raw energy in both performance and music has not recently been captured by a band quite the way At the Drive-In does. Anyone who has experienced their live show knows just what this five-piece rock/punk/emo band from Texas is capable of. The music takes a lot from driving melodic punk riffs, meshed together with quieter interlocking note-picking. With the catchy yet powerful music comes extremely forceful, heartfelt, and intense vocals that you can just feel the passion exploding from. Lyrics are often abstract and personal, but not too far gone. This is a must-have for just about anyone -- if you buy it and aren't fully amazed, just go see them live and the album will take on an entirely new meaning for you.
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AllMusic Review by Blake Butler