I take a listen to the new self-titled Temper Trap album for [Paste Magazine].

“But for a group who is now decidedly a pop band, the worst thing that could happen wouldn’t be shallow lyrics or contrived attempts at reinventing their identity. Whether it’s the straight-up laziness of “Where Do We Go From Here” or the total lack of inspiration on “The Sea Calling,” the thing that truly plagues The Temper Trap’s sophomore album is its gaping lack of catchy songwriting—a quality that Conditions had always kept intact.”

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