The latest work from Gomez demonstrates the somewhat hackneyed intersection of modern indie groups and classic sounds of timeless bands like The Beatles. Nevertheless, Split the Difference is a folksy, upbeat work, with enough road-trippin’ grooves, guitar effects and overall variety to keep you interested through to the end of the album.

The metrical, almost bouncy groove in "These 3 Sins" contrasts with the melodious vocals and subtle, undulating guitar effects in "Sweet Virginia," probably the album’s most radio-friendly track. Similarly, the infectiously simple, yet catchy melody in "Chicken Out" varies with the indiscriminate two-part harmony and piano effects in "Meet Me in the City."

If anything, Split the Difference definitely has lots of difference. However, the album is consistent in its variety. The use of more than one singer for each song takes away the sometimes-repetitive sound that can be achieved with only one vocalist. Overall, Gomez’s newest release is all around good music for good times.

Grade: B+