The story for me with this album, having browsed through it many times, is that I love the first track and nothing beyond that has ever stuck with me as something I enjoy.
This is truly an amazing album and the perfect follow-up to Torches, showing a more grounded and painful side to FTP. Are You and Ask Yourself are the perfect openers. The singles are extremely well written and the lyrics show a very mature Mark. A more guitar driven and darker side without sounding gloomy. 10/10 for sure...
I loved "Torches", their first album, and this album follows suit. Actually, I believe that this album reflects a maturing of the group, or Mark Foster, whichever it may be.
The songs are varied, and they continue to run through my head as I awake and start my day. The lyrics are very smart, and mostly understandable. So smart, that I was compelled to google for lyrics and meanings for songs (e.g., "Fire Escape", "Are You What You Want To Be"). It turns out that the album is a contemplation of social issues that Mark Foster was considering.
I'm telling you, smart lyrics, catchy songs. Listen.
Not my kind of music . Was looking for the song " Pumped up kicks " Think this group can count that song as their " one hit wonder " . The songs on this CD were rather awful ( for my taste anyhow )
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