Great review, I love this band...I thought Several Arrows Later was a such a great soundtrack for the fall and I'm loving this one right now too. This album was one my most anticiapted this year and they did not disappoint, Last Light and Sunlight are two of my favorite songs of 07 so far, I highly recoomend this album! haha sorry I'm a bit of a MPPA fanboy
Like you stated, it's hard to pick favorites this early, but right now its between "basement parties" "its not so bad at all" and then maybe "People have a Way" My favorite mpPA of all time is still "Halloween" I can't get enough of that song.
I've been into them for a little over 3 years now, and they haven't became stale yet. They make some of the most beautiful muisc I've ever heard. They are essential for fall. I have yet to pick this up, but am planning to soon. Also, the review was well written.
Definitely one of the best releases (in my opinion) of the year. It's loud, its smooth, its poppy, lush, etc. Though being an avid fan of matt pond PA for the past four years or so, it would hurt a little bit to see them blow up. However, I feel they should be even more successful than they are now.
be sure to check them out on tour. I caught their set at the Bowery and it was quite impressive.
Just saw them last night at the Double Door in Chicago ... absolutely amazing. I do like this album, but it hasn't grown on me to the point of their previous efforts. The high points last night included "New Hampshire" "Measure 3" "KC" and "So Much Trouble,"
"Taught to look away" sounded kind of stale with no female vocals, they didn't play "Basement Parties" even though there were several requests for it