10:49 AM on 05/27/14
i was really disappointed when i listened to this today.
i hadn't listened to this band since Heart Flip (dug the record but thought the acoustic stuff was too prominent). i saw the Epitaph signing, read from some people that the new stuff resembled Third Eye Blind. i was expecting a little pop-punk or 90s alt rock influence with the acoustics ... not a full-fledged acoustic record that sounds pretty damn similar like the last half of Heart Flip..
don't get me wrong. the songs are good, but the style gets boring to me... very quickly. i guess i was just hoping that they'd balance some rocking stuff with all the acoustic pieces.
Bound To Break is my favorite from the record. I think that song would translate better electric.