Excellent review, Ryan. I need to give this album more listens...it's definitely something special. Open the first two, there were definitely certain tracks that seemed to click with me more than others (especially the 80's-tinged numbers). Excited for this to click with me as a whole.
Nice review, Ryan! This record is like the music I always wanted to make, but just never did. I love it. Atmospheric and fun, but with a darker edge. You never mentioned "Settle Down," but that was a standout track for me--has the syncopated kind of funk that I dig so much. I've been playing their EPs nonstop for months and I'm so glad to have a proper LP to spin now -- especially since they kept randomly taking down EPs from iTunes ha!
Man I guess if only Jimmy Eat World were from outside of manchester "futures" and "chase this light" wouldve BLOWN UPPPPPPPPP!!!.. Jkjk jkjk This is a good record foreal. I DEF DO understand all the hype.. I listened to it at the gym and had to stop a few times to rewind some cool parts.
Seems like I'm the only one who found this record boring. The first half of the album is the same song repeated over and over, while in the second half there are a couple good tunes (like Girls or Settle Down), but nothing so stunning in my opinion.