In League with Dragons is missing just about everything that has made past Mountain Goats albums so great.
I Am Easy to Find returns to the dullness of The National's early 2010s output.
Soap&Skin's first album in six years is sadly marred by awkward additional instrumentation and songwriting that's lackluster compared to her previous work.
And Nothing Hurt is one of the more low-key albums in the Spiritualized canon.
Florence + The Machine exercise a bit more restraint than usual on High as Hope.
Even though it's a little disappointing to hear Josh playing it so safe stylistically on the heels of Pure Comedy, God's Favorite Customer more often than not delivers the sharp songwriting that Father John Misty is known for and admirably tackles some pretty dark and personal topics.
Hop Along's song structures and storytelling mature on Bark Your Head Off, Dog.
Father John Misty makes his official return to love songs with his new singles “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All” and “Just Dumb Enough to Try.” On these songs, Tillman takes a sarcastic but charming tone similar to that of I Love You, Honeybear. The new singles are self-aware and self-deprecating, with Tillman singing about love while at the same time acknowledging his inability to speak on the subject. In addition to the new singles, Father John Misty announced his next album God’s Favorite Customer, which will officially be released on June 1 via Sub Pop.
Shortly after these singles dropped, Father John Misty hit his Facebook followers with another dose of self-aware humor in the form of an image macro reading “When your album leaks a month early” over Tillman’s exasperated expression. Our hearts go out to him; this isn't his first rodeo with this sort of thing. At least he had the foresight to make his album cover the perfect template for the situation.
Father John Misty’s last album was 2017’s Pure Comedy, Anthony's album of the year.