1. (00:03:25) Reuben - A Kick in the Mouth
2. (00:04:02) Reuben - Some Mothers Do \'Ave \'Em
3. (00:03:35) Reuben - Best Enemies
4. (00:02:44) Reuben - It\'s All About Control
5. (00:05:10) Reuben - Every Time a Teenager Listens to Drum and Bass a Rockstar Dies
6. (00:04:54) Reuben - Nobody Loves You
7. (00:03:10) Reuben - Blamethrower
8. (00:02:35) Reuben - Keep It to Yourself
9. (00:04:10) Reuben - Lights Out
10. (00:03:01) Reuben - Alpha Signal Three
11. (00:03:38) Reuben - Good Night
12. (00:07:22) Reuben - Return of the Jedi
13. (00:04:06) Reuben - Boy
Playing Time.........: 00:51:52
Total Size...........: 73.1 MB
Released a little over a year after their debut album, \"Racecar is Racecar Backwards\" (a collection of songs written over the course of their years of touring the toilet circuit), Reuben come into their own with this outstanding album.
Racecar was just a taste of what was to come. I didn\'t think it was possible, but Reuben have got even better. The album is more or less the story of the band\'s minor fame from the eyes of singer/guitarist Jamie Lenman. He frequently makes remarks and quips about the realities of the music industry, animosity from his former peers, and the fact that he still doesnmore…\'t drive. I\'ve always been a fan of albums that paint a sincere picture of where somebody is at that point in time, and this album does a fantastic job. Perhaps the crowning achievement is the epic masterpiece \"Return of the Jedi,\" a song about how difficult it is pushing a \"real\" band into an industry full of image-obsessed tryhards and record producers that just want to shift units.
The songs on this album are certainly more commercial than those on Racecar, but what they lose in technicality, they gain in maturity. Jamie\'s unorthodox guitar work and Jon\'s bass grooves do a good job at keeping these songs intelligent and not just commercial mainstream alt rock. Let\'s not forget Guy\'s drumming, which although somewhat toned down in this album compared to the last, is still showcased with a few fantastic fills and some incredible beats here and there. Tracks like \"Nobody Loves You\" demonstrate Jamie\'s ability to sing softly and sincerely just as well as he screams his larynx out on the heavy tracks.
If you want to hear some loud, balls out, gimmick-less rock with an IQ, then this album is for you.
Standout tracks are: \"Some Mothers Do \'Ave \'Em\", \"Nobody Loves You\", \"Lights Out\" and \"Return of the Jedi\".