Released: May 2009
Label: Warner Bros.
The loss of co-songwriter and guitarist Fred Mascherino and addition of guitarist Matthew Fazzi makes Taking Back Sunday's fourth studio record a collection of broader, reverb-rich rock songs. The band waxes anthemic and evokes the Foo Fighters on tracks like "Lonely, Lonely" and Ric Ocasek on "Sink Into Me." But Taking Back Sunday are at their best when they return to the formula of swelling guitars and hooky choruses, as on the undeniably catchy "Capital M-E."