Kept their rich sound with bluesy soulful vocals and a dreamy new wave swagger that is so original to them. I love it!
Such an UNDERrated band :(
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This album has such a sweet mix of vibes to it. From (what I think) those times of blasting the music in a long car ride to just relaxing on a rainy drive. Either way, always great for car rides.
I’ve been a huge fan since the beginning. I couldn’t get into the album before this. This one on the other hand I can’t stop listening to. Once again YTG has produced an album that is amazing from start to finish. Every song is great and as soon as the album is over, you can just listen to it all over again. This album is great.
Can’t stop listening to this album; it gets better every time to listen to it. I think my favorite is You + I.
Wonderful album! Got some funk and groove and moved back to a more classic sound focusing on the music composition and lyrics. I’ve enjoyed all their music! But, this album really reminds me of a revitalized version of their earlier work. Love it!
The percussion is terribly unsophisticated and really drives down the sound of pretty much every track. I don't really know why their sound is going in this direction. Drop the cheesy pop.
Simplify is the most predictable single that I could have wanted...or not wanted.
I agree with those saying it isn't quite on a 'Home of the Strange' level, but I still love the sound on this album, it is still vintage YTG, especially with 'Superposition' & 'Glory'. I'm a big fan.
Just like Interpol, Young the Giant has disappointed me with their new album. There's basically no depth to any of the songs and there's a lot of the same. The only song I enjoy is Simplify. I think this is their worst album as they've removed most of their authenticity present in even their mainstream-leaning Home of the Strange.
I’m reluctant to write a review now as I’m sure this album will grow on me more than it has now, as his is usually the case with anything I’m highly anticipating. For sure it is better than their last album, which I did not care for, but it’s certainly no mind over matter. I still listen to that album beginning to end to this day!
I think people are missing the mark. This is by far one of the best albums of the year. The concept is reflective and real. It is comforting and authentic. The melodies and messages get stuck in your head in all the right ways.
Start listening differently. This album is so necessary and applicable.