Formed from the remnants of one of my favorite bands of all time, Mclusky, The Future of the Left once again make rock and roll feel cool. Their initial release Curses while a little heavy on the synth was still impressive, their sophomore effort Travels with Myself and Another has been on heavy rotation. Mixing the raw guitar riffs that drove of Mcluskys early releases with more polished and well layered vocals FotL creates a sound that I can only describe as awesome. Lyrically Andy "Falco" Falkous remains as comedic as always but seems to have a more serious, directed note to his words. I hate to describe bands as growing up but this seems to be exactly what the members of Future of the Left have done, this isn't to say they have lost any of their edge. They still have crafted an album that makes you want to get up, start drinking, and do something that you will undoubtedly regret. The well articulated sound and more intelligible lyrics are just an added bonus to the pulse pounding sound that they seemed to have mastered. I could continue on in praise of FotL but I'll keep this short and just let your hear it for yourself.