On first listen I was a bit iffy about it, but on repeated listens, and with the songs sinking in, it's sounding very beautiful. Some might be disappointed there's no real 'loud' songs, and I am a little, but the gentle, stripped down theme on the album is done so well
I'm really enjoying 'Feint Praise', Paul's voice on it sounds so pure and it flows so well. The tune is fantastic. I wasn't a huge fan of 'Drive-By Summer' on first listen but like a lot of the songs, with some more spins it's really sinking in and it becomes more accessible. There's not really a track I dislike as of yet.
Favourite lyric so far
(from Drive-By Summer) "Laughing at the people in the garden centre, my papa says they must all be mental. All this shit will be dead next week...."
On another note, it's a bit sad to see it so quiet around here even when the album is out this week
"I'm love me, love me, love me, i'm a small bit of a prick, i got the meat sweats from this real politic"