Suggested as a good listen to me by a guy at work, this is, by far, the best album I've heard this year. Since I'm only 19 I can't compare them to any band I've heard before, but the music is beautiful and wonderfully written. The lyrics, (found in a box found in his grandfather's attic, after he died) contribute to being the best story for any band forming I've heard yet...passing on your dead grandfather's lyrical legacy... :-)
On top of this, the album comes together brilliantly and doesn't have a bad song on it. What's more, there are quite a few tracks which deserve to be singles.
If an album which won't disappoint is what you're looking for then buy this!