08:24 AM on 09/03/13
Can you see evidence of perfection?
I think calling it timeless at this point is a bit of a stretch this early in. And I think it's contradictory of you to have said this is genre-bending while constantly saying through your review that there are a ton of good pop songs in this. Speaking of, I still don't get that comment of how this is what "good pop music" should be made of. I get that this has a lot of pop sensibilities, but I have a hard time swallowing this as pop. Could be a cultural thing though, maybe a lot of local pop music over here is just so different from this that I can't imagine this alongside most of pop music. But hey, that's just a nitpick on definitions and fences, it's not that big of a deal.
I also said this in the podcast thread, but I don't get all the praise for "Robbers." It's just okay, but there are a lot of far better songs on this album. Idk, maybe it just takes a few more listens for it to really sink in.
Still, talking in circles about genre definitions aside, I agree with you that this is a pretty great album. Two listens haven't given me that "Oh shit, this album is fantastic" feeling yet (could be I hyped this up too much), but I did enjoy this album quite a bit. I really want this band to blow up because I love their vibe so much.
That's ironic, considering radio is what introduced me to this band.
You are the exception to the rule, my friend.