I haven't actually got this album as yet but as the guys have been good enough to put the whole album on their myspace page for folks to listen to, whenever I have been on my laptop over the past few days, I've logged onto their page first so I could listen to it whilst doing what I had to do.
I have to say, I completely disagree with the other reiview that is up here at the moment, I've listened to the album about 9 times and I love it. I've been a Trio fan for about 6 years now and yes, this album is going in a different direction to previous albums - but what can you expect?? The guys are now in their 30's, Matt and Dan got married, Dan and his wife have a baby, they aren't the angry 20 somethings that we first heard 10 years ago. They are in happier places now - so obviously their sound is going to change. Songwriters mature, go in different directions and try new things, people should just deal with it instead of slating the guys for going in a new direction.
The opener "Calling All Skeletons" is a fantastic tune, which I look forward to hearing them do live. "In Vein" is also one which will get everyone jumping up and down and getting sweaty at their live gigs! On the whole, no the album is not another "Goddamnit" - but for me, I think it's an excellent return for the boys and I think any fan who accepts that Matt and Dan have matured as artists will love it too.