This album, like their debut, is solid from start to finish. Although it's not a vast departure from Gorilla Manor, it does sound different enough to show a progression and keep things fresh. One of my favorite parts of the Local Natives is how the songs are presented which is often centered around drummer Matt Frazier and often Kelcey Ayer. If you're expecting anthem type driven songs like "Sun Hands," "Shape Shifter," and "Wide Eyes," you're not totally going to get that here. The songs here more represent their slightly more eclectic and rhythmic side from Gorilla Manor like, "Sticky Thread" and "Cubism Dream." I will admit, I like the drum heavy harder hitting songs that are more present on Gorilla Manor more, but this album is still great. It actually plays gret when mixed in with their debut rather than on its own on a playlist. There is still a lot of similarity here, in fact more then I'm probably making it seem, but if you've listened to Gorilla Manor a ton like I have, you'll notice it to
My only negative comment about this album is that the production sounds a bit muddy at times. I particularly notice this when I listen to this right after listening to something else.
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