Brian Howes, Brian Virtue, John Kurzweg, Jack Joseph Puig
I´m very surprised by Wes Scantlin and his Puddle of Mudd, and their fourth album, "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate". Did not think they would deliver an album that is very close in quality compared to their strong debut from 2001. Think that Life on display (2003) had their moments, but Famous 2007 was a pretty boring and uninspired story with a far too plain sound. So am very happy that they come back to their little dirtier and more inspired punk roots with an album that also keeps when it comes to the songs. Would almost say that even "Volume 4: Songs In The Key Of Love & Hate" has better songs, and maybe I have to go back and compare again. But sometimes it feels like they took a little too much inspiration from his debut when several tracks could come from it. But that does too much when you get a 10 tracks strong album that really does not fold down at any point. Just listen to the coming hits in "Pitchin ´a Fit" and "Hooky" that just cannot escape being played frequently on alternative radio in 2010. Awesome album!