So look: For those of you who still take a large portion of your listening cues from Pitchfork, this album is way better than how it was treated. Second spot on a Thursday, five days before it's released? And with a rating of only a 7.4? No. It's one of the first great albums of the year, stylishly arranged and beautifully recorded, with the type of understated hooks that will appeal to the Belle and Sebastian disciples among us, of which I'm just going to assume there are still many. It's not every day a Brooklyn band releases their debut full-length on Merge Records, and in this case it's totally justified.