I feel like this sounds more like their 2nd album than their first. I thought they said they would be going back to a more "rock" album. This is more over-polished pop like their last album. I mean, it's not bad, but I was hoping for a little more raw sound off of this release. Well, another 4 years til the next album I guess...
This album is a return to a more funk sound, which I greatly welcome. However, the production is still a little slick for me, and therefore the songs all kind of run together for me. The standouts for me are:
Hands All Over (crunchy guitars!)
Just a Feeling
The biggest fail is the final song, "Out of Goodbyes" with Lady Antebellum. Which is a shame, because the potential is there, but that song just doesn't make contact at all.