Any band who manage to persist past one album usually face the question of direction. Some stay stuck in comfortable patterns, others risk failure and condemnation trekking down unusual paths. Tigers Jaw sufficiently covered late-’90s pop-emo terrain. While Tigers Jaw knew how to conjure the energy, they had a thing or two to learn about applying the hooks and melody. Two Worlds shows significant strides in the band's command of pop songcraft. But what launches the band beyond their humble beginnings is not an increased ability to mimic their idols. Instead, Tigers Jaw begin to carve a more original sound. They push the male/female vocal interplay and the keyboards to the forefront. They also spice up the song structures just enough to count. Tigers Jaw discovered the secret of their contemporaries Get Up Kids and The Promise Ring: When the spotlight turned to bands blatantly biting their styles, both produced their finest work. Tigers Jaw understand this; they’ve followed a parallel evolutionary arc and they are the better for it.