As it stands on this record, they sound too often like they're still feeling it out, which is too bad, because by the time we get to the end of the record, they seem to have hit their stride. Maybe that's where they should have started from.
Mainly I Heart California is a series of love songs to California that play out like taunts to people who live in other places. Although, at times, it seems I Heart California is taunting itself. [Summer 2010, p.82]