Because of the monotony of the format, the album as a whole blurs together, but except for the six-minute "Why Do We?" which drags a bit, Samiam delivers the goods on a song-by-song basis. Its finest tune, opener "Sunshine," recounts either a dying relationship with a romantic partner or, more likely, a messy divorce from a former record company. (Major labels, such as Atlantic, tend to mistreat and abandon such underground bands as Samiam.) Jason, the frontman of this first-names-only crew of punk veterans, sings, Blind them with kindness/until they are reminded/they're lonely and desperate/... They see what they want in you/they get what they need from you/and they take advantage of you/They would be nothing without you. Aimee Mann would approve.