God, I loathed this album. So, I thought No Destruction was a great song. It has a nice, fuzzy Stones/Dylan-circa-1970s vibe. It’s just really catchy and got a great sound and the vocalist does a great job. But the rest of the album is just . . . really flat and lame and uninteresting. There are some retro vibes on some of the other songs too; San Francisco comes closest to working of all the others, but it’s a bit twee. The album has a fey preciousness to it that just really rubbed me the wrong way. The indie nostalgia of the album is cute, but unfortunately the band knows that it’s cute. Even more unfortunately, it’s not as cute as they apparently think it is. If you get my drift. The drop off from No Destruction to the rest of the album is one of the sharpest single to album drop offs I’ve ever encountered, actually. Thankfully, there’s YouTube for the song. As for the album, it’s bad. Warned against. 1 star.
tl;dr – indie rockers indulge sixties/seventies nostalgia with lame, overly cutesy results. 1 star.