of the 4,000 in my itunes, i always come back to these guys.
i feel like they can do whatever they feel at the time and it will never sound generic or stale.
I really praise them for that.
but on first listen of the new album I felt a slight disappointment they had changed beyond my liking. It's something I do with a lot of new albums. My sad face changed drastically after the 2nd and 3rd listen through and now I am liking it more than the EP.
The song Brand, New, Friends especially gets me with the chorus so uplifting. When songs can change your mood it reminds me how much I like the band. Overall though, the album does have a more "chill" feeling. (who would think TML liked to chill, hahaa) Wake Up! has a lot of emotion behind it, honest (apologies endless) is quite catchy, and i'm really liking happy-now and follow me home. Virginia has a it's own thing going and Movin' along combines a few songs just the way the sounds did on the EP. I'm really feelin' this(blink reference) album. Top 3 of the year, next to Jack's Mannequin!
ps - bought it at best buy - only copy in the entire store
1) You're a tool
2) This album is pitiful when held up against the EP
3) You said top 3 but forgot to include another one. You only listen Jacks Mannequin and TML.
4) They went the wrong direction