MHNSO, that Washington Post review sums up what I've heard so far (and what I'm listening to this morning before heading out to work) better than any review I've read yet. That person NAILS it, I think.
BTW...Why in God's name did "Turned Out" NOT make the original 12 track album? That's INSANE! This is one of the most instantly catchy, power/pop songs he's done in YEARS. This, and I CAN BET shows how good this guy is at writing this kind of thing...and which I wish he'd done more of the last 15-20 years. Combo of "Sweet Sweet Memories" and "My Brave Face" but with more b***s.
Can't wait to give this a proper listen tonight. Luckily, I've taken tomorrow off, so I will be playing this album to my heart's content. Tomorrow I'll have a better grasp on the whole album. At least immediate grasp.
in years to come/they may discover/what the air we breathe and the life we lead are all about/but it won't be soon enough for me