The first time I heard these boys I was watching MTV and I was hooked! It's definitly an improvement from the first album (not that the first was bad BECAUSE IT WAS AMAZING ALSO). Lyric wise it's more mature and I can't wat for next year to see them in Portugal. Besides de music, please note that they write, produce, play instruments and, very important, THEY CAN REALLY SING (unlike some artists) ... meaning they are complete artists and not made of "clay" like some artists these days. Ireland's music has a soul, a huge soul wich it took some time to come out, I'm 31 years old and, excluding Mariah Carey, I've never been so excited about an album. I got both albums and I will get the next ones.
PS it would be nice a live DVD next because they are awsome. BUY IT IT'S A MUST HAVE