Bob's raw energy and delivery blows most young musicians out of the water, with clever storytelling lyrics and strong hooks. The contributing guitar work is melodically prevalent, with drumming that rounds out the sound perfectly whether it's a pounding beat or slight nuance of percussion.
The record starts out fun - this is no place to be having fun, though. Gradually the pace winds down and closes with the beautifully sincere, haunting chorus of "Swan Song".
Honorable mention: "Big Bubba".