Originally Posted by theteal
it's really not. i hate to say but i'm having a very hard time liking some of the songs. songs 1-3 are savage, i would nearly go as far to say as i hate the 4th song. the rest has it's ups and downs if a little over-produced
i'm hoping it'll grow on me more as i am a big fan
Yeah Sink or Swim it aint, 1930 is probably my favourite GLA song and this lacks anything like that, Howl probably being the closest. It seems like a continuation of American Slang, although even that had up tempo songs like Orphans.
I think the album will grow on me as American Slang did, '45' is the 59 Sound/American Slang of the album, the only song that a lot of people will know when they go on tour. 'Keepsake' for me is easily the strongest track on the album, closely followed by 'Handwritten' Don't care too much for 'Here comes my man'. 'Too much Blood' is another stand out, and is very similar to a Horrible Crowes track. 'National Anthem' is a good track although with a few dodgy lyrics.
It will take a couple of more listens before I make up my mind, although I really want to like it.