Ever since Gloss Drop dropped in 2011, I have been waiting for a new Battles album. This is pretty much what I wanted. If you haven’t heard Battles before, I can basically describe them as an alternate universe Lighting Bolt. This album is very complex, yet very accessible. Every sound is picked carefully and every track develops beautifully. It’s almost orchestral but way more fun. This album tries to hone in on a more unique sound, so it turns out to be more cohesive than Gloss Drop. There aren’t any tracks that rely on vocals like their previous album, which is great and a step in the right direction in my opinion. This album feels like one giant jam session in all the right ways.