The Kind is one of the few bands that genuinely sound like they have fun performing up-tempo songs together. Compared to the forced, obnoxious "fun" bands that often make it to the top of the pop charts, this is a welcome change of pace. With a sound based in the Chili Peppers' funk jams, but evened out with a healthy dose of Frank Zappa guitar, the Kind makes very party-friendly music. Few of the songs truly stick out, which does tend to blur the effect the album has after listening to it. But there are still some tracks, like "Just What It Is," which have infectious hooks to keep them from escaping the listener's brain. Also a huge benefit to this music is the lyrics, which are no where near as smarmy and goofy as the genre often suggests. There is nothing original here, not by any means, but instead the band offers a high quality mix of funky rock music that should be enjoyed by fans of funky, good-time rock music.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano