Following the unwritten law that musicians usually master their own trademark sound by the time of their second album, The Great Depression's debut reveals a traceable heritage but does lack its own signature. Nevertheless, it's good music, convincingly carried off. 'Heaven Is Becoming' is particularly strong on early Mercury Rev/Flaming Lips-style American psych-rock and most of the songs bear those trademark reedy vocalising and trippy approaches to tunes. Indications of the direction their second album would take are evident on the second half of the centrepiece 'An Underwater Great' and 'So Wrong', both of which show distinct leanings towards the pastoral post-rock of Gastr Del Sol. More British influences made the release of the follow-up in the UK an obvious decision but their leanings towards their countrymens' efforts are still worth checking out.