Last summer, after basking in Gimme Fiction's glow long enough, I bought Kill the Moonlight, Girls Can Tell, Love Ways, and later A Series of Sneaks. After having been acquainted with these guys for over a year, a couple impressions: how are they not more popular? I Summon You is glorious, and for being rock pop, it should have gotten more attention than it's been given. It's a great song that should make anyone's ears perk up immediately. As for the older albums, Kill the Moonlight is okay but somewhat tame. It does have a few memorable tracks in Stay Don't Go, Paper Tiger, and the ever rockin' Back to the Life. polka's right, Girls Can Tell is their masterpiece. So many solid songs, but only two truly amazing ones: Me and the Bean and the beautiful instrumental This Book Is A Movie. Despite this, I think overall I'm more fond of Gimme Fiction.
I think A Series of Sneaks is a bit underrated. An apt title, power rock that comes at you quick and leaves an indelible impression starting with Utilitarian, and then with 30 Gallon Tank and Metal Detektor (my favorite on the album), through to Staring at the Board, No You're Not, Quincy Punk Episode and Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now. The Love Ways EP is also incredibly solid, with all tracks worthy of more than just a few listens.
Recently, I got a hold of Telephono and Soft Effects EP, and was amused but not blown away by anything yet. All of their stuff takes a while to grow on you and must be given a chance. From Telephono, Not Turning Off and Nefarious are standouts (not to mention Nefarious is darkly hilarious). Soft Effects hasn't really gelled for me yet, though Mountains to Sound is a solid opening to their typical hey, look-what-we-can-do EP.