After being a big Skillet fan for several years, I was really looking forward to the release of Awake. Overall it's a pretty good album, but probably they're worst. First of all, they have been really creative with all of they're previous album's by having a slightly different sound on each of them, but Awake has basically the same sound as Comatose. Second, a lot of the songs are pretty much watered down versions of the songs on Comatose. Third, I highly disliked the songs, It's not me it's you, and Should've when you could've, which are basically hate/breakup songs, not too uplifting. Fourth, there are WAY too many lighter songs on here. I mean, Skillet has always been known for they're hard rockin' music, and here not even half the songs can be called that! So, I might be hard on it, and there are some songs that I REALLY like, such as Hero, Monster, Awake and Alive, and Sometimes, but I was kind of dissapointed with the rest of it. So sorry for going on so long, but thats how I feel. If you do get this cd, I would highly recommend getting the deluxe edition which has two GREAT bonus songs on it, but otherwise I think you would be much better off with Comatose, Collide, or even Alien Youth.