One of my favorite records of 2014. I liked their last LP, but they really sound best when they're making upbeat, electric stuff versus lo-fi acoustic bits.
However, I have no idea why every reviewer and their mother keeps comparing this record to Morrissey/The Smiths. Similar guitar tone to Johnny Marr at times, I kinda get that, but Barry doesn't sound anything like Morrissey and his lyricism doesn't get anywhere near as witty and self-deprecating.
that's fair - I wasn't trying to imply that Barry is a Morrissey clone, but I just feel like this record was inspired by that style of music and he put a Morrissey-esque spin on his observations of mundane everyday life.