This Album is quite different in style and production to their debut one. However, although I do miss hearing the unashamed optimistic and bright sound of the band which was their first album, this new one has better production and more consistent style within the list of tracks. That's neither good nor bad, it's just the way it is. So as a result you do get an album with a sense of cohesion, whereas the first one was a more eclectic collection.
There is still that unmistakable Alphabeat groove to the tunes and harmonies, even if there is a fuller production, and believe it or not, it does actually gain from repeated listening.
Warmly recommended, but I held one star back for the fact that I do miss the cute optimistic Alphabeat that burst onto the scene a couple of years ago.