agreed with this. the band does absolutely nothing for me anymore.
um, so they deviate from their expect sound slightly and now it sounds totally different? I mean mayday parade had a jazzy intro with an extended guitar solo in black cat and significantly darker sound than the rest of the album (and most of their work in general), but I didn't see anyone go up in arms with that song.
honestly, this sounds exactly like them to me, and in a bad way because it fits my now caricaturized image of them since warpaint.
Pretty sure you summed up my exact thoughts about this band. Great, great review. I'll take an 8.5 out of 10 with lingering disappointment any day just to hear another second of music from this band. I seriously can't wait to hear this record. This is easily my most anticipated release of all time.