Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Hawthorne Heights up the drama-punk ante, channeling tricky rhythms, shimmery soft parts and a metal-schooled three-ax attack into songs that are both action-packed and gratuitously stylized."
Entertainment Weekly (p.99) - "JT Woodruff's hypersensitive crooning is swoonworthy..." -- Grade: B-
This 2006 sophomore album by emo band Hawthone Heights makes good on the promise of their highly successful debut by showing the band pushing at their limits to write better songs and broaden their stylistic palette. Yet the hardcore-influenced aggression is still here, as is the emotional angst, ensuring that the band won't lose any of their core following. On top of all this, the band has a way with a hummable tune, spinning punk-pop one minute and melancholic drama the next.