Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings
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May 3, 2017A less successful effort from the group, but there are some gems in there, as well. Even though some songs are set up for a full listening,A less successful effort from the group, but there are some gems in there, as well. Even though some songs are set up for a full listening, they just are not successful in that way (Animal Backwards maintaining the Into the Mirror theme but being offset a 16th note, Summer Angel starting in same key (pitch) and tempo where My Time ends). Overall, it seems like the band is trying too hard in spots (for a new sound, integrating new ideas from new members?).
However, My Time is a solid song if you like electronics. Dayglow Vista Road is an awesome song with many layers - very unique, syncopated groove from Erin Tate on drums - and Excuses and Hold Me Down are well written tunes that don't seem to have been overladen with attempts to make them what they are not. It becomes clear on this album that Jake's voice just seems to get smoother and smoother, and the band is allowing space for his vocals to shine through (Fooled by the Night). Although the syncopation is still there, the album is essentially all in "simple" 4/4 time (minus the electronics vs. acoustic instruments in the intro of Dayglow and the unison hits in the coda), which is an adjustment for those that have lived through their discography. Less consistent album here but still some very good tracks.… Full Review »