**** This is quite a consistent effort, I think it slightly improves on Brothers in that regard, which had a lot of ups and downs, but the high points of Brothers were probably a little stronger than the high points here. Still overall this is a very good album.
***** The main thing is that it gets there. It thankfully doesn't overstay its welcome and has a number of their best songs. To me it's an album of two halves because the first five tracks stand out. 4.5 Last edited: 03.06.2014 13:54
***** Joah, also die Aushängeschilder von EC sind klar «Gold On The Ceiling» und «Lonely Boy». Die starke 5* für das Album wird aber auch durch Beiträge wie «Little Black Submarines» oder «Run Right Back» ins Ziel gerettet.
**** I guess it's just not my thing. I mean I like it but not as much as most of this site (and a lot of the world) seem to. There are parts where I like the beats and the guitar but I think it's just a little bit weak especially in terms of vocal and overall catchiness. Then again this isn't pop where both of those really matter so I don't know why I keep expecting it...
The tracks I enjoyed the most were Lonely Boy, Little Black Submarines and Mind Eraser.
****** I admit that I haven't given this album a full listen through until now, and I regret not doing so earlier as this was brilliant.
I believe that I gave every song on the album the 4* option or greater. It all just seemed to fit together very well, and every song was likable (as suggested through many of my reviews for each song being just "cool").
I'm guessing that I probably would've found this to be one of the best albums of 2011.
The absolute standouts of the album were "Lonely Boy", "Gold On The Ceiling" and "Little Black Submarines".