Wow, I am really enjoying this album. I cannot believe all the complaints. First, you can’t compare this one to `Leave A Whisper’. Duplicating or surpassing that album would be very, very difficult because that album is a masterpiece. So you need to judge this album on its own merits. This album is just growing on me. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I must admit, when I first listened to it, I thought I would only listen to a couple songs and skip the rest. Well funny thing, when I went ahead to start skipping, I didn’t want to. Even the songs I thought I wouldn’t like that much, I find myself singing in my head. These songs are catchy.
I will call out a few songs: “I Dare You”–What an up-tempo fun song, it has to be the next single. It kind of reminds me of “Better Version”. “Shed Some Light” and “Beyond The Sun” are slower deeper ballads, reminiscent of “In Memory”. “Some Day” and “Save Me” are also a couple my favorites. I do not skip a song, all of them are enjoyable to listen to. I even don’t mind the poem “The Dream”.
In short, very, very well done Shinedown!!! Thank you for another great album!!!