When the hell is this thing out? I feel like the more I see that artwork, the more it damages my chances of liking it.
I know I'll listen to it a million times, as I have with all of his releases, but the singles are really plain, even for him (somehow for a guy who can rattle off tunes, he's never quite mastered the single).
Token 80s rock tune, yep.
Doomsday is literally Firecracker meets Kim - so many RA lyrical tropes; waiting for 'you', years, the end of the world.
Without You has a real stink of Easy Tiger (which I finally grew to like but by meeting it more than half way).
More and more I think his best albums are Suicide Handbook and 48 Hours. Songs this simple just sound a lot more honest and direct with one guitar and some tape hiss. Almost certain I'd enjoy the demos of his last few albums more than the albums themselves.
This is mainly a rant to talk myself out of downloading a leak when I've already pre-ordered it.