I've been disappointed with this album. I bought it along with Bastille's and Foal's albums to capture a few albums of 2013 from bands with potential who write and record albums as it should be done rather than the x-factor trash that otherwise litters the chart.
So, why only 3 stars? I think the songs are fairly simple and formulaic, nothing grabs me and makes me want to hit the repeat button. They're not bad songs, but equally not in my opinion good enough to make an album go to #1.
There is an 80's vibe, some of the songs remind me of a band called Clear Static who had an album out about 8 years ago, it borrows alot from the early 80's new wave bands.
I bought the deluxe edition CD, which for a couple of pounds more gives you all the early EPs, well worth getting that ove the standard CD.
I'm not advising not to buy, have a listen to the samples and make your choice, but I prefer the other albums I bought.