In sticking with the sound in which they are known, the band is not reinventing the wheel on this album. Fans may flock to buy the CD expecting a new, edgier tone. What they'll find is the quartet's typical style that's hard to describe without writing a review of long list of adjectives.
However, jazz – influenced, progressive pop rock comes to mind at first listen. Their playful guitar teeters on the edge of softness, yet the music tempo and instrument transitions are genius enough to create a sound that will be copied by many new, and established, artists today.
Although the disc was more mellow than expected, the band built a refreshing sound on what it knows how do best. It's Never Been Like That will easily top many lists for 200 6 .