Despite being a straightforward Pop punk album, there are obvious problems with the execution. These five songs could be considered "Pop Punk by the numbers", but the palm muted rhythm guitar, bass driven intros, lead guitar riff during breakdowns and bridges, just make the listener sing-along in every chorus. It all works.
There is a reason there were a million of these bands in the late 90s; it is fun and easy to listen. Ten Cents Short's "Major Steps, Minor Setbacks" can come off as a little generic Pop-punk, but I am a generic pop punk kind of guy.