This could have easily been a 7, I just feel like myself and others around here tend to rate a lot of stuff in the 70s and 80s, to the point where I'm no longer really sure what a 7/10 means. Over the next year, I'm trying to be more discerning with my ratings, and that means exploring the spectrum a bit more than I have previously. Thanks for reading though!
Thanks man, I appreciate it.
Agree with "Survival" feeling like a parodic interpretation of Muse, but I'd add the two title tracks and "Liquid State" into the group of songs I don't care for. The rest, for me, is generally solid, with a few flashes of brilliance along the way. I very enjoyable record, to be sure, and an interesting one, but something I feel more likely to toss into my honorable mentions pile then on my favorite albums of the year list.
I look forward to reading more of your reviews. You seem to give things a chance and really explain your explanations really well of likes and dislikes. keep up the good work!