A classic case of hype completely backfiring. I can imagine if the first one wasn't either hyped or crushed by every music journo/fan in britain, there'd be a fair amount of excitement for the upcoming second album in September, and they could've had a fairly long career. I think it got decent enough reviews, and looking at it, its actually a very different album to most NME hype bands, an american band influenced by new romantic and jangle pop and C86, rather than "the future of real rockn'roll" (see the vaccines, viva brother, arctic monkeys). I liked it anyway, probably in my top 10 favourite albums of last year.
It Will All End In Tears and The Future are really awesome songs.