When this album came out I immediately connected with the weird mix of hip-hop and rock and modern and retro. Like most of the albums on my favourites list, the connection I have with it is based on the memories of youth and the bonds I have with friends over the music. I introduced my best friend to the band and it was one of the many things we bonded over and was something my first serious girlfriend and I had in common. The three of us plus another of my oldest friends travelled to Manchester to see them at what was unbelievably my first ever concert. I still have the big foam finger and yellow trucker hat. Good times.