I thought The Monkees would be more fun to listen to, but this was nothing like I expected. I always remembered the theme song to their show, and was basing my expectations off that, or the song "I'm A Believer". The album is quite somber in comparison, and there is hardly any life to it. There were actually some moments I found it annoying to listen to like during "Zilch".
I'm pretty sure that The Monkees were the boy band of the 60s. I think it is admirable that it did sound real, an not generated. I do think the guys had real talent. I just wish something shined more about this album since nothing stood out to me.