It's difficult to accept the 96% considering how little the reviewer did to hide his love for The Killers/Brandon Flowers to begin with. But hey, these reviews are subjective so who am I to debate the final number?
The scoring is usually the hardest part for me, and with this release I perhaps went a bit overboard in my first assessment. I let the fanboy part of my brain get the best of me and I apologize. After further scrutiny on my part, the score has been slightly adjusted. Now please, talk about the music instead of the score. It's an amazing record and easily my album of the year so far.
One thing that really annoys me about people on this site is that they focus too much on the score an album gets. If I had things my way, there would be no score, that way people could read a review and see if it's postive or not, because that's ultimately what matters.
Rant aside, you've convinced me to check out this album, so job well done.