As someone who has only listened to "Tourist History", I have no idea what styles occurred in between and what led up to this. I really like this style, though, because "False Alarm" still retains the infectiousness and all-around irresistibly dancey bass and drum grooves of that album. The production is great, the writing is solid and the instrumentation is solid. It has a few shortcomings, like that shitty Open Mike Eagle verse on "Nice To See You" (seriously, what is he even doing here?) and some cuts share similarities to more popular songs, like the "Digital Love"-like bridge on "Talk", the “Redbone” vibe of “Think” or the plethora of Tame Impala influences. Other than that, it's a formulaic but enjoyable disco-fueled pop record.
Fav Tracks: Once, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Satellite, Dirty Air, Talk
Least Fav Track: Think