I discovered that Listener is in a rap group called Deepspace 5, Familiarized myself with The Dirty Projectors and The New Pornographers, Listened to the new YMAEWK Ep and realized that even through all the drama that band keeps getting better and better, and finally some albums that I passed up but made a lot of end of the year lists Grimes - Visions, Frankie Rose - Interstellar, and Metric - Synthetica, Oh and Rayland Baxter became the closest thing to country I ever liked.
How is this album? I haven't listened to Lifehouse in forever, but I saw this and was intrigued. The new songs sound much more poppy and radio-ready than their past stuff too. (i.e. dancey beats in the backgrounds and less rock-centric)
It will never be a classic, but it's a good album and worth a listen. They've definitely explored the pop side of their work a lot more on this one. It has some good alternative rock tracks too.