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Why am I exhausted after listening to this?
on 28 May 2013
Frank is one of my favorite song writers so expectation were high. Unfortunately this album just doesn't deliver what I was looking for. There are a few real gems but the album as a whole seems depressing and strained. I just got back from a 4-day road trip during which I listened to this album along with the 4 previous ones repeatedly. While all the albums are emotionally moving, the others have these notes of anger and determination, power and love, hope, purpose and relatable remorse. This album just feels tired and defeated by comparison. Also, Compared to the other albums, there just weren't as many songs that I felt inclined to sing along with. I find myself missing the catchy anthems and rants that make his other albums so engaging. Well all that said I would buy this again, it just won't see the heavy rotation that his other albums do.