Although the Snapdragons' first (and it would turn out, only) major-label album was co-produced by Bad Religion founder/Epitaph Records owner Brett Gurewitz, don't expect Epitaph-style pop-punk here. Instead, the Snapdragons' unfortunately undistinguished music is rather like a one-band fusion of various strains of pre-Nevermind alternative music, ranging from the noodle-danceable opener, "Trail of Love," a lengthy piece of jam rock the Spin Doctors would have been proud to call their own, to the sort of limp, acoustic guitar-driven folk-pop that Edie Brickell & New Bohemians specialized in. The songs are mostly a catchy lot, with a clear Van Morrison influence on several, especially the sunny "Giant Islands," but singer Noel Rockwood's lyrics are kinda dippy, and there's a sort of preciousness to the attempts at college-boy funk (see the wah-wah-powered "The Turning of the Century") that presages the rise of the Dave Matthews Band and their ilk. Though not actually bad, there's little to recommend here.
AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason