Interested to hear what other staffers think of this record. Thomas did not like it at all, which is fine. I am now interested to see how this one fares on the site.
I'm not really feeling it. It's not bad by any means, but not my kind of thing. It's definitely more refined/mature, but it lacks the energy and "fun" of their older material. It's no surprise that pop punk enthusiasts like myself and Thomas aren't into it, as it's more of a big-sounding rock record (for reference, a few moments reminded me of Anberlin). Some of their fans will surely be disappointed, but it has also the potential to open them to a wider audience.