I don't even feel like this album is the band who recorded Almost Here - and definitely not the band who recorded Santi - it's all very watered-down and boring. I feel like the label talked them into making a marketable sound, even though they were headed in the right direction.
Not one song strikes me - I am just so bummed this album completely lacks motivation. It's lazy and fluffy. Regardless, you nailed it Jules - as always, awesome review. I love it.
I hear them somewhere in the album, but it mostly lacks innovation, which they at least tried on Santi.