I thought the debut album from the feeling was okay - went to see them live at leeds uni and was bawled over by their energetic performance (bought the Tshirt and everything!!)
Since then 12 stops and home has rocketed to the top of my playlists. However i feel extremely let down by this recent release. The band has opted for a whole new take on music and the energy and excitement from the first album is just non-existent!
Music critics would say that the melodies and lyrics are much more mature and that the songs work on whole new levels, but i'm going to see them again on saturday and i just have no idea how they are gonna make it bearable! There is no way that you can jump to these songs, or scream out the words. They are slow and emotional and it doesnt make for easy listening!!!
Make sure you try out the songs somewhere (YOU-know-what-TUBE?!) before you buy this album. I hope this helps!