I've given it a long hard listen, and my expectations were way lower than they should have been. The single, and the only easily streamed track from the album, drastically underestimated what the album is made up of. Even when you stop to consider that; it's a pretty great comeback.
Yes, it's still a cool track. The video does pull your attention away from some of the monotony, but you have to consider this was meant to be danced to. It's not the perfect track to reminisce in memories with, but it is great to move with.
I think they might be showing off the hard electronic sways a bit too much, since not much of the album actually develops this sound. It's an occasional thing, and what this single does is show that they're capable. The album in its entirety shows they're willing to be diverse.
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They could be a little more daring, but I think they were trying to please everyone on this one. Pulling that off is not as easy as some fans would make it seem. That being said, I did feel a strong, dark, and suspenseful vibe from the album. Occasionally reaching into epic depths that would make you imagine an Argentine pirate ship during a tsunami.
It's not currently too easy to give it a listen. The kind folks at NPR Music have graced us with a First Listen, but I've no idea how long that'll last. Listen while you can, or take my word that it's up to par with their last effort.