The project is strong, yet unspectacular, and you can’t quite shake the feeling that it came a few years too late. With that being said, even if the album feels like more of a continuation than an innovation, it is still a welcome addition to the discography of both artists, and worth a listen.
As a band, Future Islands boast an impressive energy that both contrasts and complements the nostalgia innate to their genre quite well. More than that, though, they are honest, unassuming and real, through and through. They are performers, no doubt, but they aren’t putting on an act.