This album is a HELL of a lot better than I was expecting after reading through the replies about it. I think people are too caught up in comparing it to the sound of their last album or hating the band in general.
The only critiques that I really see as reasonable is that the album is boring or trying to hard to be a mainstream (looking to hard for a radio hit?)
His voice sounds much better overall (more consistent) and the album is more diverse than their last one.
PS I'm not a fan of the single. That also caused me to has extremely low expectations for this.
Can i ask why everyone on this website loves Valencia. They truly aren't that different than most of the bands on this website. Obviously they are better than red jumpsuit, but its as if this website is payed to promote Valencia.