It's not that hard to write a catchy tune, but crafting songs that create an emotional connection with just about anyone who hears them -- well, that's an altogether tougher task. Despite their relative youth -- frontman and primary songwriter Isaac Slade is just 25 -- this Denver-bred quartet proved their ability to do just that with the breakthrough hit "Over My Head (Cable Car)," a poignant tale that details Slade's relationship with his brother in remarkably universal language. Slade's piano playing is the primary coloring agent in songs such as "Look After You" and "Heaven Forbid," and while that might initially suggest similarly constructed British bands like Coldplay and Keane, there's nothing particularly Anglophilic about what lurks in the grooves of How to Save a Life. If anything, the foursome come across as sincere torchbearers of old-school Americana -- the branch nurtured by folks like Jakob Dylan and the Gin Blossoms -- who'll be capable of soldiering on no matter which way the prevailing pop winds blow. This expanded edition of How to Save a Life is augmented with a DVD that includes an on-the-road documentary, videos for the title track and "Over My Head," and a pair of making-of-the-video featurettes.