Mike Skinner may have gone off the boil since this album, but this serves as a reminder of how brilliant he use to be.
this album is the epitome of modern life (from a blokes perspective). there is the soaring optimism of the opening Turn The Page, heartbreak in It's Too Late, laughs and arguments in the excellent The Irony Of It All, advice on pulling and relationships (Dont Mug Yourself) and the ultimate anti-hero's anthem in Weak Become Heroes.
there is a universalism about this album. its an album for every John Doe and Bob Everyman on every street and by every bus stop across the country. this is an album that makes you realise that everyone is like you, that everyone goes through hard times, and it will also make you love everyone else for that. one of the finest albums of the 00's.