The band achieved their first No. 1 single from this album, with "America" peaking at the top of the UK Singles Chart in October 2006. The song also peaked at No. 6 in Ireland, No. 9 in the Netherlands, No. 10 in New Zealand, No. 17 in Austria, No. 21 in Belgium, No. 22 in France, No. 29 in Switzerland, and No. 38 in Germany. Single "Before I Fall to Pieces" was a UK Top 20 hit too, as was "In the Morning", "Hold On" was a minor hit.
The album has a more mature sound than their debut, and received a mixed reception. Although it scored 8/10 in NME, it was nominated for the 'Worst Album' title at the 2007 NME Awards – award winner 'Rudebox by Robbie Williams also scored 8/10.