To start off, I couldn't stand how hard they were trying to be "hardcore" and "bad ass". How bad can you be when your lead singer has starred in "Gossip Girl"? The band strived to sound like something they really weren't with songs such as "Why'd You Bring A Shotgun To The Party" and "Fucked Up World" which not only didn't go with the band very well but also were God awful songs. The lyrics were terribly written and most of them didn't even make sense. I realize how terrible it is that I keep going to their last album but Light Me Up worked so well for they kept the "bad ass" feel while still not trying way too hard.
One thing I did like on the album was the two acoustics of "Going To Hell" and "Sweet Things" for the guitar and low production really fit Taylor's voice and did the lyrics some justice since those weren't that shit. I also really enjoyed "Burn" and "Blame Me" for those were a bit slower and really portrayed the songs on their previous album such as "You" and "Nothing Left To Lose" which are my two favorites.
To wrap things up, The Pretty Reckless's latest album is slightly a disappointment and I'm hoping their third album will give them the time to be able to polish some things up.