On first listen:
This album is easily superior (IMO) to the more techno/dubstep-y SQUARE ONE, and NEVEN as well. It's nowhere near the heights of COSMICOLOR, but there's a good chance I'll be keeping more than just three songs off the album to play later, unlike SQUARE ONE and NEVEN. The one thing I don't care for is just how similar a lot of the songs sound. It's more dancehall (which IMO is "the lesser of two evils") though so I can't blame them--that's just a staple of the genre.
One thing I did notice is that there's a LOT more VERBAL. Some of that's good (Spark, Find a Way), some of it...not so much (Fly, Irony), but I was glad to have him back and actually, y'know...rapping. I also love the interludes. m-flo's always been the intergalactic rap group that's come back to the past to bring us music from the future, and the interludes on this album really pushed that home.
- Find a Way
- Show You More
- Find a Way
- 1NCE AGA1N
Songs I'll probably skip:
Songs that aren't as bad as I thought they'd be on the album:
- Go Crazy
In all, probably a 7/10. DJ Taku and VERBAL are onto something with this album. If they can turn down the dubstep-y bits the next album would be a classic. At the rate they drop music, hopefully this time next year I'll be saying that's what happened, lol.