Yes, yes and yes. The album is a back to what makes The Front Bottoms so good. This is fully melancholic and there is a lot of catchy tune without being overproduced like it was in Going Grey .
The songwritting is so good, very consistant and all songs have something particulary on their own. I like a lot the spoken word passages, the screaming in Everyone Blooms, the rockin' desperate vibe of Leaf Pile, the nostalgia and the memories of a couple makes their album very empathic to listen.