I agree with Iron Cobra down there, they did lack some effort in this album, and before people start comenting of how I don't know what its like to make music, well i do know because i was in a band before we got split up. My oppinion is the sharp notes and the techno style don't really go together, the combination would require more deeper guitars or, in fact, more lighter guitars. But on the more posotive side i think that they have come a long way in their music and if they keep working in their studios like they are then their off to become real stars. I would to any body who is looking for the best skillet CD, i would recomend Collide, that was a perfectly peiced album but the techno style was moreover diminished and they changed into a rather different band. Collide was my favorite CD, but on the alien youth CD issue, It wasn't a terrible album it did have quite a pop\rock beat to it, my favorite songs were "Kill me heal me" and "Eating me away" those were very well done songs. If all the songs were done like those i'd give em' a 4.