Chomsky's four rerecorded songs gain new muscle with the amphetamine injections they receive on Second, particularly the revitalized live favorite "Sigmund." New songs "Whippoorwill" and "Fine" are inventive, familiar blasts of Chomsky pop-rock, but other new songs sound a little too hungry for ClearChannel airplay. "Doves" overloads on loud, tired guitars, while "Over" kills its slow, Sunday-morning vibe with a fist-pumping breakdown halfway through that recalls Nickelback. No, really. Luckily, Chomsky closes Second with "Circle," a funk-driven epic that lets Glen Reynolds flex his lead guitar muscles in entertaining fashion. The polish on Second wipes away some of Chomsky's charm, but the band's knack for big, smart songs remains not only intact, but stronger. Next stop: Let's Get to TRL.