No matter how good Budapest's debut album is, it is inevitable that it will be overshadowed by the suicide of former guitarist Mark Walworth. This means that a lot will be read into song titles such as 'Life Gets In The Way' and 'Evade The Pain' but in actual fact the songs were written by a different member, John Garrison. The ace card is played early with 'Is This The Best It Gets', a song as good as anything Radiohead have produced in their more straightforward days. As expected it proves a tough act to follow with too many tracks falling into angst-by-numbers territories encountered by the likes of Medal in recent years. Improvements arrive in 'Wake Up Call', where a suitably rousing bass guitar provides a muscular undertow. Yet not even the string section used on 'Save The Day' can rescue it from the unremarkable. Most of the tracks here are listenable but fail to sparkle. Their nearest soundalikes would be The Unbelievable Truth; another promising group who of coursed had none other than Thom Yorke's brother as a frontman. That was four years ago though and it is now time to for this genre to move on.