I got into Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D. and Linkin Park, all around the same time. It was the year 2001, a period in my life when I just had this urgent and ongoing need to bang my head against something… and that’s all I’m saying.
With the utmost respect to the others, Puddle of Mudd is the only group I’ve stuck with and after listening to this, I’m convinced I’ll always stick with them. (I guess I can now call myself as a proper fan?) I’m not going to lie; I’m not feeling this album quite as much as the one before it, even less so than the one before that (and if you haven’t considered Puddle of Mudd before now, I strongly recommend you have those two in your collection before you consider this one at all) but it’s a fun album to listen to still. I’m no expert when it comes to rock music but I like the lead singer’s voice, these guys play real instruments, they play their instruments well and their lyrics are always angst-ridden, (as is Wesley Scantlin’s vocal style), which suits me just fine. I also think the group is beginning to pull away slightly from their Nirvana influences and are beginning to find their own individual sound. I think this could work to their advantage.
I have favourite songs on this album and they are “Psycho”, “We Don’t Have To Look Back Now”, “Moonshine” (my overall favourite), “Thinking About You”, “I’m So Sure” (a close second favourite that made me think of my father) and “If I Could Love You”. I think this is a great album.