The Barenaked Ladies have overpowered Taylor Swift. Those tuning in to 105.3 the Buzz on their radios, out of Wichita, may have noticed that Taylor Swift’s hits have not been playing every five minutes, as usual. Instead, selections from Barenaked Ladies’ 1998 “Stunt” have been revisiting the radio waves. “One Week,” possibly the groups greatest hit, has been challenged by an album packed full of hope-to-be hits.

Fans may be disappointed. “All In Good Time” is the group’s newest album, being released March 30. Radio stations are already favoring the song “You Run Away,” which has a slower pace than the typical Barenaked Ladies tune. Other glory-aims on the album include “Four Seconds” and “Watching the Northern Lights.”

“Four Seconds,” which is considered one of the better songs on the album has a well-established rhyme to it, though lacks the heart that the group is capable of. Past releases such as Barenaked Ladies version of “If I had a Million Dollars” prove to be more entertaining, while containing a more interesting story throughout the song. “Four Seconds” is a rather random collection of lyrics such as “Just in time to have another encounter of the third kind,” with a vintage sci-fi jingle as backup. The musical talents are dragging and are not as strong as they were in the 1990s.

“Watching the Northern Lights” is the last track on the album and does not provide a lasting impression. There is a mystical sound presented on this track, though the words are lost as listeners minds wander to more important affairs, such as “I wonder if I fed the fish this morning.” Well actually, fish may not be more interesting, though the track does have a rather hypnotic tone and the lyrics are not too memorable.

The album together offers new memories to make with a favorite band, but the chances of a record-breaking hit on this album are slim. However, the new release has stirred up old memories and past songs. Favorites from the 90s have been playing and breaking up the radios daily ritual of playing the same songs over and over. Anything that drowns out some of Miley Cyrus’ chanting of “I Can Almost See It” will be a temporary relief for everyone. Some songs can be overplayed, and Cyrus’ is definitely one.

Focusing back on the Barenaked Ladies, the title of the album, “All In Good Time,” summarizes the album itself. Fans can expect more hits from the Barenaked Ladies, but all in good time. For now, the album is worth checking out. Several songs will make decent additions to iTune libraries, though the entire album may not prove to be a life necessity.

Barenaked Ladies fans can tune into 105.3 the Buzz to catch “You Run Away” at random, or sample the album at www.youtube.com. “All In Good Time” is the group’s first album recorded following the departure of founding member, Steven Page, in February 2009.