Dsm5 is a unique collective who create an intriguing set of dreamy folk, jazz-infused angular rock, psychedelic blues, and moody, melodic pop. The band's music is honest, heartfelt, and thought provoking, conveying themes of troubled souls, outsiders, and imagery from the land of the broken. Their message is ultimately positive, one of caring, inclusion, and empowerment, challenging us to look at ourselves and reflect on who we are and who we are going to be. Opening the CD with a kick, the bouncy 'Finally Gone' is propelled by strong guitar and a winning melody. The muscular arrangement on 'Shock Value' is accentuated by the band's tight musicianship. 'Someone To Save Me' showcases tongue-in-cheek melodrama. The soaring 'Somewhere/Nowhere' suggests Superman's turbulent romantic entanglements. The CD's highlight is the haunting ballad 'Shining Down On Me'. 'D.W.B.' tackles racial politics with vigor and humor. 'Christmas In Creedmoor' conjures the lunatics taking over the asylum, twisting the night away. 'I'm A Living Museum' is a loving pastiche of 60s pop. 'Been So Long' carefully walks the tightrope of lust, longing, and insecurity. Dsm5's eponymous anthem closes the CD with a thunderous rally out of the studio and into your heart.