The Fire's shitty production killed that album for me. I honestly dont think ive listened to it all the way through more than twice. I keep wanting to give it more listens, but the production is so bad that it just turns me off. For some reason though Coward managed stand out, gets a regular play :)
Yeah the production is pretty bad. You should check out "Safe House", "Heading West", "Lifeboats", and the bonus track "Ghost Town". They ate my favorite tracks on the record.
"War Paint" sounds so good production wise so I'm sure the next album won't have those issues. Plus the track is killer so that's a good sign!