The sophomore effort from St. Louis' Stir, while being the product of obviously talented musicians, fails to show much distinction from the majority of the late-1990s' alterna-pop bands. Though you can occasionally hear flashes of U2 or Big Star in their brand of power pop, the overall radio-friendly nature of songs makes them seem rather formulated. Still, it's altogether possible they have a landmark album in them somewhere.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Fink