These Scottish REM-biters are a hard-luck case when it comes to moving North American units. They're a solid draw in Europe, and this revved-up new album will likely bolster that cause, but it's unlikely this Gin Blossoms level of amplitude is going to turn any new heads on our shores. You can point a finger at frontman Roddy Woomble, who released a Celtic folk solo album last year, and who shows an innate inability to keep pace, vocally and emotionally, with the thrusting guitars, driving drums and push toward intensity the band bids for on a song like If It Takes You Home. On the softly lit, schmaltzy Future Works, Woomble is much more at home. Fans, take notice. Everyone else can carry on indifferently.