Barenaked Ladies – All In Good Time (EMI Music Canada)

For their first studio record in three years, Toronto’s Barenaked Ladies find themselves down one member but up 14 shiny new pop songs. Starting the record off with a ballad (first single You Run Away) is a bit of a puzzling move although the veiled message contained in the song to their former band mate is most likely the exact reason why it starts the album.

If you haven’t been tuned into the Ladies over their past few records, they are displaying a confidence in their song writing that might not have been so obvious in the early part of their career. While the track Four Seconds breaks from the “serious” mould the band has laid out before them here, they manage to assemble many memorable moments as featured on Another Heartbreak, Ordinary and Every Subway Car.