Why do so many people hate Era Vulgaris so much? It’s by no means my favorite album of theirs, but it’s still really good start to finish.
I’m coming around on the new one. It’s good, but it’ll probably go down as my least favorite of theirs. Some of it is just a personal preference thing (a little bit too “fun” at times), but it’s also the first time where you can hear him sort of reusing / reworking parts of older songs, and tracks 6 and 7 haven’t moved past “fine” for me yet. It also feels like there’s a much better, amazing song hidden somewhere in “Domesticated Animals” - it doesn’t seem to build as effectively as it could have (at least so far) and the monotone vocals hurt it. Probably still my #2 album of the month behind Brand New.