When I first heard the debut track from this E.P I was quite excited - it was quite different from their first release but it still evoked the atmosphere I'd come to expect from HTDA. Then the whole E.P was put up for people to listen and I was disappointed, the debut track was the best track on there the rest just didn't seem to engage and I actually became quite frustrated with myself for not being able to like it.
So fast forward a few weeks later, An Omen_ has been released, along with a second video which I found myself liking; I buy a game from Amazon and get a two pound credit toward an MP3 album. So I listen to the preview tracks again and think "Well I actually like these snippets..." so I bought the E.P and listened to it twice back to back and completely changed my mind about it - it's actually awesome.
So from my point of view; it's not as instant as the self titled debut but (and I think this is why I might not have "got" it the first time.) you have to sit down and actually listen to it - if you have it on while you're doing other stuff you miss a lot the good bits. So shut the curtains, throw a blanket over the budgie/TV/elderly relative and turn out the lights - then you're in an optimal listening environment. (Or you could just put it on an MP3 Player and shut your eyes...)