This self-released CD offers few surprises, except for perhaps the total absence of Winner and a semi-acoustic country-inflected ballad called "Rebound Romance." Slower and more introspective, "Rebound Romance" is a nice rest from the rest of the CD's gritty (and often similar-sounding) garage rock, and proves that Taylor is actually a very strong singer who can do much more than give attitude.
Winner's absence is, unfortunately, the CD's most glaring flaw. Still in her teens when she first began singing with the group, she had an innocent angst that was completely uncontrived and a shriek to match Taylor yelp for yelp. Because she was an occasional member of the group, and because she no longer lives in the area, it's understandable that the band would record without her. But if they could have found a way to include her, it would have lifted some very good songs into great territory.