I'm really glad other folks were as disappointed with Vice Verses as I was. For as much as they tried to evolve their sound, they completely overreached. I hope Fading West finds them evolving and experimenting with a little more objectivity to the strengths of the band.
I actually would have said they underreached. I don't know, I thought they should have experimented more. Not that I didn't enjoy it a lot, and not that I didn't see flaws in it, but I think their sound has remained pretty consistent from The Beautiful Letdown on. That's my two cents, but I do understand that some stuff on the album might have weirded you out or something, and that's okay. I think I might be trying to be a little bit too conciliatory here, but whatever.