LONER was SIGNIFICANTLY better. The lofi funk/punk/rock combo gives way to simple basic melodies that sound monotonous and blend together. While the album has continuity, its lost all its identity. Disappointing musical turn.
Russ, you're a piece of garbage and so is this album. Not as bad as ZOO (which was a total travesty except for his 1 hit single), but no where near There's Really a Wolf (which I still believe is a stellar album). Ego and isolation will continue to be Russ' own worst enemy.
Props on the support of his mother though. That hits home.