I caught this band at Leeds Festival on a recommendation of a friend that caught them at Glastonbury. They were amazing and so genuinely choked up to have achieved what they have in such a short space of time. They are good on record and pepper their songs with such intracacy but live they are in their element. It's been a while since a band has had the immediate impact that this one has on me.
The only bad song to be found on this album is 'Talk!'- not sure what they were thinking with that one. Other than that though, the record is brilliant. I would say that I prefer the EP tracks just a little bit, and that's the direction I hope they continue to pursue in the future.
I'm so happy to have read a review of this album that totally corresponds to the way I feel about it!!! one of my favorite albums of 2013 and yet so many critics have left it off their year end list. Pitchfork even gave it a pretty bad review. Other taste-making critics like Anthony Fantano didn't even bother to review it. I believe that this is mostly due to the poppy nature of the band and the super glossy production. But as stated in this review, the crispness of the sound just make the songs even more pleasant to listen to. By far one of the most exciting releases of this past year from one of the most charismatic bands. Thanks for the great, in depth review!!!!