I first heard this band when I won their 1st 7" for 2 bucks on Skylab Commerce. The yelled/sung vocals captured me and I fell in love. That was about 8 months ago, and this is the second thing I have heard from Cursive. I had read that they were breaking up, then I saw that they were getting back together, then they were going to break up again, but I guess they reformed as this CD found its way in my mailbox. This is 9 songs about romantic frustration and heartbreak. It said in the bio notes that the singer got married then got divorced, and I think you can really find a correlation between this album and that failed marriage. Perfect after that girl/guy you have been chasing has shot you down? I don't know, but I sure liked it.