I am writing this after only having listened to the album twice, but it is that good. I only heard 'The Last of the Melting Snow' on the radio about a week ago, and on the strength of that ordered the album. The album does sound very much like an English Fleet Foxes. Absolutely no bad thing. Quite folky, but the instant impression for me was a very sixties sound, dominated by harmonies, woodwind and strings. There is the obviously quoted Beach Boys influence, but from their more whimsical moments (in terms of music, not lyrics in Leisure Society's case). More 'Friends' than 'Pet Sounds'. I can only compare otherwise to what I am familiar with, but I hear similarities to Simon and Garfunkel and a bit of the Mamas and Papas. The lyrics can be adult, serious, observational, almost political, but some are pure romantic pop, such as the achingly gorgeous 'A Matter of Time'. The vocal harmonies are quite gentle, and Nick Hemming's voice is generally laid-back, sounding to me at times likes David Gates at his mellow best. Anyone who likes any of the above artists or similar really needs to check this album out. In the light of all the dross currently adored by the great British public, it's great to find a British band making quality music like this.