07:26 AM on 04/18/14
After giving an initial listen, I like it all right. It has some really nice moments but it didn't really grab me like I hoped it would. I'm grateful they abandoned that low key rock sound they had on the last two where most of the songs where indistinguishable or forgettable IMO.
Here, acknowledging they've changed the sound up for the better, it feels similar in that a lot of these slow but steady acoustic driven songs blend together in my head. I liked the diversity it felt like they used to achieve on Dust and both Animals and just think they were writing more interesting songs back then. This is probably a grower, though, all that said.