Each track on the album was written by band members Karl Hyde and Rick Smith in Essex, before being sent to well known producers for their contributions to trance, drum and bass and techno. The album sees further collaboration with Mark Knight, Paul van Dyk and D. Ramirez, whose 2009 single, "Downpipe", featured lyrics and vocals by Hyde.
Having listened to Underworld for more than 10 years, their new album definately strikes an unusual impression. Not so much unusual like other times before, but surprisingly different when you are used to their creative sound-scapes like you would usually hear in their previous amblums. Underworld is known for being highly creative and challenging when it comes to introducing new ideas in the electronic music scene. You could concider them as being one of the "godfathers" of electronic music for today when countless times before they always inspired and pushed the creative boundries past conventional mainstream electronic music.
After listening to this one, you realize you will not find anything "new" on this album. The album has no-doubt a fun feel to it, but you cant help but ask your self if they have taken the commercial route, or, needed help creating new songs from their co-producers. By far the only track that stands out for being closer to the "Underworld" idea of being inspirational is "Scribble".
So long story short, the album is good, but don't expect anything new while it has become more main-stream and commercial for the wider audience.
Out of 5 stars, I give this one a 3.