The debut album from Chicago's Smith Westerns. With their metamorphosis from a sloppy teenage punk mess into a full-fledged glam pop explosion, this is one incredible leap of progress. Lovers and haters both will agree, and if you haven’t tuned in to their latest recordings, it might cause a jolt of euphoric confusion that you can really warm up to, as you marvel at their fastidious growth while digging through the outer fringes of rock’n roll’s vast well of influences. You can either chalk it up to the pristine Fuk Sity production that boggles the mind, or those instant classic songs that stick in your head for weeks, but any way you slice it, The Smith Westerns officially arrived with this album. Strings and piano? Yep, they’ve really made those moves, and as they manage to keep each song interesting and unique, fans of true pop will be blown away like nothing else going these days.