OK, so I'll get dozens of people clicking the "unhelpful vote" button, but hear me out!
I loved this band when they started out. I thought they were the most exciting US indie band to emerge in a long long time, BUT...the bottom line is this - this album is simply nowhere near as good as the debut "Master" EP or the "Fever To Tell" album. It just isn't.
In fact, it hardly even sounds like the same band (with the possible exceptions of "Gold Lion" and "Cheated Hearts"). Other than that, it all sounds very very samey and desperately uninispired. If people want to misinterpret that as "development" or "maturity", then fine. What "Show Your Bones" certainly is not, is exciting. Which is what I thought this band were all about.