I fucking hated their first record. (Still do. Well, mostly. I might be warming up to its grubby noise-rock.) But this album has been on loop in my car for an entire goddamned month now. Yeah! Bits of it embody a weird douche-bro-ness that I can't quite put my finger on (it kinda channels a louder, better Kings-of-Leon-meets-the-Hold-Steady I suppose, and lord knows I can't stand either of those bastards). There are only so many lines about drinking and smoking and partying that I can take, I guess. But this album makes me want to throw my fist up--it's loud and dense and just a little bit bittersweet, and the boys' guitar-n-drum wall of sound is just so goddamned fearless and ecstatic. Play it loud.