The 'life as school' theme oriented disc flows nicely from start to finish. Eric Sorensen Fufkin magazine A set of songs that hang together in a dicernibly conceptual arc on the nature of beginnings, endings and acceptance. Hints of Shoes, 20/20, Off Broadway and other avatars of '70s/'80s pop greatness waft in and out of The Vandalay's mix, but never distractingly so... Brian Baker Amplifier magazine (re)begin IS RE-INVIGORATED. Filled with classic inspired power pop, blasts of obsessive love songs, bouyant chugging guitars and hooks that float you in the heavenly seas of pop bliss! Not Lame Records (re)begin has more hooks than a tackle box. The Vandalays embody Chicago power pop in the most tried and true form. By their great live show you can see they love what they're doing, and that is refreshing. David Bash IPO 'WE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE WORLD'S FIRST POWER POP CONCEPT CD, at a time when the music 'album' concept seems to have fallen to the way-side. Whether or not people identify with the concept, we hope they can identify with and enjoy the songs.' Chris Cerasoli Lead singer and songwriter The Vandalays.