It's good to see fun. getting attention and airplay, and I'll not go so far as saying they suck, because they've made it so they have to know what they're doing at least somewhat, but I only mildly enjoyed their earliest stuff and their newest stuff not at all. I really liked The Format, but there's no use comparing the two. It's be like comparing 1st and 4th incarnation FSF with DC; the same singer does not the same band make.
IMO Aim & Ignite sounds pretty close to what the format could have released after dog problems.