I didn't have high hopes for this album. Within the first minute, when Nathan Willett starting going OOoOOooooooo I kind of hated the first song. There's something unemotionally safe about the opening track, and sadly, this trend continues throughout the entire album.
It's like driving on a road and knowing every turn; upon hearing this album for the first time a lot of the chord changes or would happen next in the songs are evident before the moment even occurs. There cliches and combinations that everyone's seen before. I had hope with the forth track, titled "Finally Begin" that maybe the album would pick up but my expectations died with "i've got a blackbelt in doubt."
This album does have so more interesting moments though. Sensitive Kid has kind of a cool drum beat, Bulldozer is a pretty good song and the album does sound nice but the problem is, that's all it sounds. It's not offensive, or particularly interesting or catchy, it's just run of the mill indie-rock.
It's hard to get too angry about this album, in the same way it's hard for me to get that excited for it. Honestly, it didn't leave much of an impression on me in anyway. It's safe, and that's the nicest and worst thing I can say about it.