This opinion may be a little biased as I was 9 when they were massive, and being a fan of guitar centric pop music at that time, I properly lapped this up, but I've recently reappraised their material, and I think it definitely still holds up today. Its essentially to all intents and purposes music made by 15 year old boys trying to impress 15 year old girls, but there also lies a certain charm in this, the crap double entendres and sex metaphors reminding me of another band of my youth, Blink 182. Plus, they had a complete abundance of MASSIVE TUNES! The second album is the sound of the formula for the perfect pop song distilled and mutated over the course of 15 incredibly catchy guitar pop tracks. It's genuinely great.
It has no pretensions of seriousness, even the sappier ballads are laced with a knowing wink and massive choruses. Its just complete musical fun, the equivalent of a kind of sweet that is not only delicious, it also doesn't give you toothache. Lets just hope Charlie Simpson stops pretending to be Lostprophets/Mumford & Sons and gets back to what he's best at, for the ultimate nostalgia hit. I for one will be right at the fucking front.
So yeah, I've made my (badly written) point. Shoot me, DiS.