The majority of songs on the record are decently produced- never maxing out or getting too sloppy, yet still maintaining a certain unmastered quality to them that makes everything sound rather live and raw.
The style tends to stick mostly to a head bobbing-foot stomping type of grunge energy, with a few exceptions.
Tracks like "North Bend" echo in with a little mini-build, and throughout the course of the song we here our first tastes of refrains- instead of a verse chorus verse chorus fist pumping marathon. It's not that their constant energetic and straight forward four four songs are bad, it's just that "North Bend" adds a good dynamic to the record that would be absent without it.
Similarly, the track "Rope Swing" throws a more melancholy and laid back feel into a mostly straight rock-out mix. This is a good thing. Not only is "Rope Swing" still a grungy and distorted statement, it reveals another shade of feeling within a similar sonic world- which is no easy feat.
"The Late Great Whatever" by Lovely Bad Things is available via their Bandcamp page.