James Murphy and friends aren't out to reinvent themselves drastically on their second album, whose opener, Get Innocuous, starts with an updated version of the beat from I'm Losing My Edge that introduced them to the world. This sounds more like an album and less like a collection of singles and ideas, and the pop and funk elements are a bit more refined than before. Murphy's lyrics show an awareness that the rest of the world is listening. Although his self-effacing sarcasm is still front and centre, there's a new confidence and hope. The closer, New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down, sounds more like a rallying cry than the world-weary whining it pretends to be.