I have to say that this album is a rare breed. The whole cd is superb from start to finish and withstands continuous loud play back.
Whilst they will get compared with different bands (Joy Division, Teardrop Explodes/Julian Cope, The Editors, The Killers come to mind) they are very unique in their own right and I reckon they'll be the biggest hit of 2009. Fantastic.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this album a while back and it's been pretty much the only thing I have listened to since. I honestly recommend pre-ordering as soon as possible before people starting asking if you've heard it yet and you haven't. My favourite track changes from week to week and live I love them all too. Great band, I wish the band the best of luck for 2009, not that they'll need it.