I had to come back and write this because this has been bugging me. First off, the album is good, it's acceptable. There's not a "Chemistry" here that I can point out, they're all solid in their own way. However, the lyrics and the constant politcal/social commentary can get fucking tiring. I miss when Win and Régine would write beautiful lyrics over beautiful instrumentals on earlier albums rather than having beautiful instrumentals with PHONE BAD GOVERNMENT BAD bullshit. The songs are good, but damn, the lyrics get pretty cringeworthy at some points. This is better than Everything Now, but this isn't close to Reflektor. I hold Arcade Fire dearly in my heart and mind, but damn, do I miss what they used to put out.