It is a highly stylized and sometimes sexualized album that cynics will likely bash as evidence of the band selling out — whatever that means in this age of indie-rock car commercials. Potterheads will champion the record as the next stage in GPN’s artistic evolution, citing the wealth of new, hip influences that shake up the band’s staid blues-rock formula — such as the Arcade Fire-esque tribal crush of the title track, and the Beach House-y haze that pervades several cuts. Cynics will point to those same hip influences and say GPN are regurgitating the work of superior bands. Potterheads will tell those cynics to fuck off.
7 Days has always spoken their mind on GPN. I like their take on things – read the whole review here.