07:06 AM on 06/17/13
Ignore that sinking feeling
Nice review. On my first listen last Monday, I was dozing on and off while listening to the album late at night, and kept waking up 'cause I was so caught off guard every time each song started. It's definitely nothing close to what I was expecting, even with Ace saying a while back that the songs were going to be completely different from everything else he's done.
After listening to the record several times a day for the past week, pretty much every song on here has grown on me. "Enola" "Adaptation Cell" and "Listen Lesson / Keep Away" are my absolute favorites, though, and I do sometimes find myself skipping "Close Enough" and "Tidal Wave". And while I still don't think I'll ever love it as much as the S/T or TWWK, Ace has definitely proven to me that he can craft really great songs in pretty much any style of music.