Evil Urges: I always thinks it's cool when albums start off with their title track - it's a nice intro. Definitely dig the groove on this one - it goes between a cool, trippy-rock sound, and a kind of country-saloon feel that I really like. It has it's own sound. I can't understand a damn thing Jim James is saying, but his higher vocals sit well atop the groove. The strings are a really nice addition to the feel. This whole thing just feels happy, which in turn makes me feel happy, and who isn't down with a lil happiness? The tempo pick up towards the end is very cool - gives the groove a nice pep - and I like that it returns to the intro groove to bring it all back together. Groove's got a lil Radiohead feel to it. Yeah, I dig this track.
Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Pt 1: First of all, I love the name of this track, and the fact that it's in two parts. This one really reminds me of The Flaming Lips, and in a good way. I like the touch of futuristic provided by the synth - adds a cool feel, and differentiates itself from the previous tune. The upbeat feel works really well on this, especially with the guitar and bass parts. Like the subtle harmonies - nice n simple, but add depth to the vocals. Dig the vocal/drum break with the cool bass sound - definitely funky. The groove is sweet, funky, and futuristic - a very cool combo. Abrupt ending is cool. I can get down with this.
Highly Suspicious: This track is funny. I don't know if that's what they were going for, but that's definitely what it is, but in an entertaining way. The rock groove, with the high pitched vocals (that I can't understand for the life of me) contrasted by the low "highly suspicious" vocals is what makes it. Groove switch up in the middle is cool. It's got a cool rock groove, but I just wanna giggle the whole time. I imagine this is gonna get stuck in my head.
I'm Amazed: I'm pretty sure this song was on the American Dad episode I watched...actually, I'm certain of it. Pretty sure it started the whole thing off - and I can understand, this is a solid track. This has a kind of new school Lynyrd Skynyrd feel to it, and I dig it. I'm not the biggest country fan, but I like it in subtle touches, like this. More country-rock grooves than anything. They know how to hold this feel down. Harmonies are nice - I like that they don't try and do anything crazy, vocally. Nice build to the end. I feel like this is a track that really showcases their strengths as individual players, and as a band. Really solid.