I actually wanted to give this a 3.5 but thought it unfair to lower the ratings on my opinion. I like this album, but I can't help but feel that it either goes on for too long or that the album doesn't vary enough to keep my interest. If you're a big fan of the feel good indie/rock/pop/punk sound I think that you'll love this. It has a touch of 'Taking Back Sunday' with a hint of 'Dashboard Confessional'. There's been reviews suggesting this album sounds nothing like 'Taking back sunday', if you know the history it's pretty much impossible to not compare the two. If you only love the attack and presence of 'Taking Back Sunday' and expect that in 'Straylight Run' then this album may fall short for you.