Still can't decide how I feel about this. I had really high expectations for it, and the album didn't meet them at first. But I've had it on repeat the last few days and it's starting to grow on me. It's not as direct or catchy as Blue Sky Noise, but goddamn the musicianship and lyrics and phenomenal.
they're the kind of band that needs a producer to refine the songs and bring out the potential in each. Blue Sky Noise is the perfect example of their song writing possibilities mixed with a producers touch to make something great.
this record just falls short of listenable for me. the only song I really like is Bird Sounds.