The thing with a Danko Jones album is that you always know what you get. It is attitude-filled blues infused rock n roll from start to finish. If you like that there is nothing here that will let you down. Clocking in at around 40 minutes it is a classic Danko Jones album and it has all the usual ingredients. They have really become a tight band and there is a lot of that live feeling to these songs. I also think that Dankos singing is improving with each album. I would not stretch as far as calling it beautiful because it will never be that, but he really sounds good on this album.
As per usual the lyrics are about attitude and pulling chicks in clubs but it would not be a Danko Jones album without this. We are treated to a couple of good, up-tempo songs from the start and Get Up is a song that I can see becoming a live favorite in the future. Another highlight is single Just a Beautiful Day, a classic Danko song. Sixth out, You Wear Me Down, is a great song and from the first spins it might be my favorite so far. It is a little bit slower song with some very nice guitar riffs and licks. More songs I like are Always Away and Conceited.
There are however some dips in quality as well and I do not care too much for Don’t Do This or The Masochist. It is too bad that they end the album on a low instead of a high. Other than that I have no complaint about the production as it suits the music very well. And overall, this is a solid rock n roll album that is sure to start a party or two this fall. Not their best work but far from a bad record. Fans of Danko or, let’s say, Hardcore Superstar will do well to check this out.