You can tell these guys are testing the waters here. They’re working with their phrasing and their more airy sound. There is plenty of guitar noodling and kind of similar pacing throughout. They’re also working out their lyrics and going to a more poetic, talky approach that fits their music well. I don’t know enough about actual music to really know what the deal is, but there is a little too much similarity going on through the album. Maybe the stuff is in the same key or time signature or something, but the hegemony makes the songs blend into one another a little too much. Whatever the case, this is the album that kind of got caught in the ugly stage of transition.