Maybe my expectations for the new Band Of Horses album were lower after what i thought was the patchy 'Infinite Arms', so i must admit that i was pleasantly surprised by what i heard. Gone is the influence of Fleet Foxes, likewise, the Jim James, heavy on the reverb vocals, instead what we have are traces of Laurel Canyon and The Eagles circa 1972. Yes, Band of Horses have gone and made their L.A album, and it's actually quite good. It's mostly straight-up country rock, produced by Glyn Johns, with what i think is their strongest set of songs yet. 'Knock Knock' is a great opener and other highlights are 'How To Live', 'Everything's Gonna Be Undone', 'Electric Music' and 'A Little Biblical'. All in all, i'd say that 'Mirage Rock' is my favourite BOH album so far.