The sixth album from Hoobastank, and their first since 2012. I received an advance of this for the site I write for and checked it out on a whim based solely on nostalgia, and with zero expectations. Believe it or not, this is actually a shockingly solid pop rock/alt rock album, and a very sudden and unexpected evolution in their sound. This is the first time they've ever really progressed in any meaningful way, and the results are way more enjoyable than I would've imagined possible. Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane") does a fantastic job on production and makes all these songs really shine. Fans of Incubus would find a lot to like here.