I really want to like these songs. Seems like a great direction in theory, but of the five tracks only "Closer" has really grabbed me. Crap Soundcloud quality doesn't help, I'm sure. I hope everything really clicks once I can listen to the record as a whole.
Can totally understand that this album is going to alienate some of their previous fans, but I think this is exactly the record they needed to put out. I could see this getting them bigger than anything they've done before, and I'm really pumped for them. They deserve every bit of it.