I don't know how many of you will be familiar with these guys as I don't think they're very big in the U.S, but they're starting to break out round here so I bought a copy of their Self Titled album (known as Bleed American before 11th September) and I was actually quite surprised. Judging from the singles, I expected mainly catchy 3-chord punk fare, but this really only makes up around half the album. The other half is just this side of Radiohead and Counting Crows: very catchy acoustic straight-ahead pop rock. I found it very refreshing, and track 6, "Hear you Me" is the most beautifully sad song I've ever heard The bass playing is...solid, I guess: nothing to write home about, but there is a cool line on track 4, "Your House". Downers: The singer went a tad overboard with the echo effect on the vocals, and sometimes he tries too hard to be Thom Yorke, which is something he's just not cut out for. Describing his voice, I guess it'd be Dinosaur Jr's J. Mascis, but with a Southern accent. Any other Jimmy fans here? Agree? Disagree?