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Wow, amazing these guys aren't mega-popular...that's how bland this album is. Meh. 5/10
and if you dislike that...well than I disagree completely.
And this album is good, just not as good.
admittedly. However, just when I thought a song was getting good, it'd slip into an indie-Hall & Oates mode. Like British Sea Power's second one, only more boring-er.
one of the most underrated albums ever
decent songs on it. Their sound is not my usual cup of tea but I think this record stands up quite well.
2nd album sucks
the end of No Cities Left is shite. It starts off wonderfully but peters out just after the mid point.
At least the sophomore effort is consistent and doesn't require tracks to be skipped near the end.
but that one about "I can't stand the thought of losing you" is pretty damn good.
This album is decent, nowhere near as good as No Cities Left but still decent. A bit inconsistent but by no means bland.
If The Dears were mega-popular then we would all live in a better world, credible popular music is almost unheard of.
Listen to No Cities Left first, then judge them, that would be my advice anyway.