I feel very sorry for people who believe Moms is better than this modern near-masterpiece. Mines is expansive, unique and has the one main, devastating factor Moms brilliant songwriting can't compensate for: soul.
What a wonderful album! The music, the lyrics, the feel, it is all so refreshing! I have not been able to stop listening to Tithe from this album especially. They step up with distinction from a genre that can sometimes begin to sound like a musical melting pot. (Which can and does happen with any genre.)
Mines is a game-changer, an unassuming sleeper indie record that hits you more with each subsequent listen. It's the sort that pops up just when you've 'selected' your album-of-the-year and forces you to admit, "Hot damn, well...maybe this won't trump The National, but it's a healthy reminder that great music is always around the corner."