Was just about to ask your thoughts on Conditions...I'm still on the fence about where it falls for me.
Part of my struggle is that I like it, but after 1 listen through I just want to go listen to the bands it reminds me of.
I was a huge huge fan of Fluorescent Youth
. I dig about 3/4 of this record, but some songs never really take off like I want them to ("Skeleton," "Best Mistake," "Wonderful Life," etc) but then some songs like "Every Day Is a New Life" and "Love Elusive" are killer. Probably a 6.5-7 for me. The great songs are killer; the mediocre ones fall flat.