Expected, but ultimately rather disappointing. I really felt all the escapism thrown at us in ATBAB, but this feels too forced. There are still a couple above-average tracks to keep the party going, but a few too many are repetitive and flatout boring.
Well, the worst has come to pass. I didn't particularly enjoy this album. There were two songs on it I thought were great, not a single one that I thought was more than that. The rest were what I was worried the whole album would be: generic dance/pop tracks with lyrics fit for radio consumption. Bleh. I tried really hard to give it a chance, but it's really not very good. The only stand-out tracks on it are Speed of Love and Silhouette. Actually, the iTunes version includes Bombshell Blonde, which is quite honestly incredibleness. I thought it'd be a generic throwaway bonus track, but holy shit. I've always wondered what it would sound like if Adam tried making dubstep, and Goddamn do I love the result. If he was going to change direction and style, why didn't he go this way?