This band is definitely on the lighter side when it comes to bands that became successful in the 1990s, at least in sound. Their tracks are musically upbeat; they're the kind of stuff that you'd listen to in the car on a long drive. They're the songs you'd cover when your band wants a few tracks to lengthen the setlist at your first real gig.
Their message? Still somewhat cynical. 'Chile' is about the dictatorship in that country and the life that its people lead. 'Crazy Life' is a protest song about the imprisonment of Leonard Peltier. 'Way Away' is, at my best guess, an idea of what would go through someone's head during their own funeral.
With that last one, you'd be hard-pressed to realize that by listening to the music. It's upbeat. It's catchy. It's really, really good.