Top positive review
Rilo Kiley at their best
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2009
In my opinion, this album is Rilo Kiley's strongest offering to date. Hearing bootleg versions of a few of these tracks is why I went to see them in concert in Austin a few years (and it was a great show).
It's one of those albums where I can listen to it at any time of the day on any day and it still makes me feel good. It's ironic how an album with often depressing overtones can make you feel good, but that's just from the music itself. You have everything from "Does He Love You", a wonderfully melo tune with great lyrics, to "Portions for Foxes", an powerfully, upbeat song and probably their best one yet, and everything in between. It's never too over-the-top and there are a few great tracks with great acoustic guitar in them.
I don't know what else to say about this album other than to get it. I'd usually rate each track, but since every track would get a 8, 9, or 10, I don't see the point for this album. If you like Rilo Kiley at all, this album is basically a must-have.