This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):
Remember when you wanted to be a cowboy — and an astronaut? Or perhaps a princess — and a ballerina?
These teenage U.K. phenoms face a similar conundrum. They can’t decide whether to be a bunch of sincere teen-pop harmonizers a la ’N Sync or a snotty pop-punk outfit like Sum 41. So rather than decide and limit their options — and, more importantly, alienate part of their demographic — they go for both on this debut album, offering their silly sophomorisms in three-part harmony and turbocharging their pimple-pop with bubble-crunch guitars. And sure, it’s cute sometimes. But not cute enough to interest anyone old enough to know better.