4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Top class 2nd album.,
This review is from: Some Loud Thunder (Audio CD)
Don't normally write reviews but feel I need to re-balance some of the poor reviews posted and echo Sameer's comments earlier. Reading them I can't quite believe some of the reviewers have listened to the album but guess everyone has different taste.
I really liked the first album so was excited about getting this. At first I wasn't sure about this album, but not anymore - just give it a chance. Sure there are a few poor tracks on the album as with most albums(tracks 4, 6, 8) but there are also plenty of gems hiding here (esp tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 11). If you're still not sure, try track 9 (Yankee Go Home) which is immediately likeable and one of the standouts before giving up on this.
In a year of 2nd albums feel this one is 10x better than the disappointing Arcade Fire, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys albums.. I rated this 5 stars to balance out the other reviews (1 star?) but honestly this is probably a 4 star effort overall.