With the attention spans of some music listeners now seemingly confined to the playlists downloaded to their iPods, it is feasible that the album as we know it may soon become a thing of the past. For this reason, it is crucial that the first track is strong and memorable. New York's herMajesty achieve this and more with 'Open Up Your Arms'; an epic beginning which includes key elements such as urgent guitar riffing, a blissful chorus and the emotional reach of a more grounded Flaming Lips. Yet after this call to arms, 'Memory & Loss' feels strangely muted as if all the ideas were used by the first song. 'Rebel Song' is a touching tribute to Joe Strummer but some of the Clash's punk spirit and spark wouldn't have gone amiss. Yet after the country-inflected 'Radio Dreaming' comes another unexpected moment of beauty. 'Sky' is a lovely, dreamy little number, blessed with a comforting melody and frontman John Pasagiannis' vocal is captured in its most heartbroken state. Also, 'Season Is Hell' ends the record on a satisfyingly and slightly edgy note. If only herMajesty were as passionate throughout the album rather than just the beginning and the end, this could have been quite a special record.