Well actually, there was a lot to like here–a little string quartet and two foxy, bejeweled back-up singers on “Giving Up the Gun” in particular, which remains a really satisfyingly grown-up song coming from a band this young. And “Cousins” has like 50% less stressed-out guitar face than it did when VW first start playing it on late night TV shows! A win all around, and a nice pairing with the always charming Zach Galifianakis. Real talk though: Ezra needs to give the red APC Nikes a rest–it’s been like a year now, dude. If Rostam can put the scarves back in the closet, you can do it too.
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