There's a lot of things that make The Days We Had work well for Day Wave despite the notion that there's nothing here that can be considered original. There is a noticeable youthful exuberance to things here, not necessarily in the pace or the record, but in the atmosphere, which gives the album some needed personality. There's a bunch of synth lines here that are pretty gorgeous if not outright memorable, and the airy, almost watery texture that remains constant throughout the record gives it a delectable atmosphere. The aforementioned lack of originality with regards to the songwriting does hurt things somewhat, and keeps the record from truly reaching the heights it could. Still, there's a lot to like about this, and for a debut, it certainly lays the groundwork for better projects by setting up a sound easy to lose yourself in. Needless to say, yours truly will be paying attention in the near future, as improvements on this sound would lead to a possibly excellent album.