Mirage Rock’ll probably sell by the bucketload but that doesn’t mean we have to love it.
... uh, Everything All The Time was their awesome album dude. But meh, I kinda thought this might be the way the album went. Bummer
I'm a fan of both- problem is this is neither. Sorry to be the barer of bad news- I really really wanted to like it because I think they could come out with something that taps all of the stuff they're best at and is still commercial- this isn't it though. If you'll excuse the Kermodeism, I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed.
And to have not really made a single song I've really liked since...is sorta astonishing. (Cease to Begin is very mediocre.) Still, on the great strength of EATT, I'll buy this record. But I suspect this will be it.
Patrick Wolf, Band of Horses, etc...god, so many acts I used to love...and now don't.
Am I actually in the minority for marginally preferring CTB to EATT? Who knew.