They're a band I'm in love with. The album was not love at first listen for me, however. Sounding very different to The First Days of Spring (more so than First Days did compared to Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down), it's more of a grower, with L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. picking the album up and spinning it out into something more beautiful, if not still a little too eighties for my liking. I can't say I'll be swapping it for First Days, which really is melancholy perfection, but I will be ordering and locking myself in a room with it for a few nights (so as to give a proper listen and opinion, meaning this blog will most probably be rendered useless...) Listen to it here for free // Visit Noah & The Whale's website.