I really tried to give this a chance but it's just empty pop to me. It sounds like the sound they were going for is Maroon 5 mixed with Justin Timberlake. Their lyrics are cliched at their best flat out dumb at the worst points in the album. Vocals and everything else are way overproduced. The use of strings is indulgent.
I have to be in the right mood for this sort of pop. It is a good album. Not really the super pop album of the year reviews lead to believe but it was alright. Hope it has lasting value. I enjoy Angel With A Shotgun and Another me but the rest seems to dribble together.
there are some great melodies here and there. endlessly is a phenomenal track, thank bruno mars for that one. temporary bliss has some solid melodies as well. lyrically i can't get into it at all. im still giving it listens here and there.