Impressive & Surprising
Let me preface I had NO IDEA of Ryan Gosling's connection with this band. In fact, I kind of found it as a fluke from my list of recommendations. What impressed me the most about this album is the instrumental arrangement which complimented the simplistic lyrics. "Werewolf Heart" is one of my favorites (not only for my love of anything "were") but the music definitely gave the song a cinematic quality about it; reminded me of something of scuzz meets spaghetti western - and yes, that's a compliment. My next favorite track is "Pa Pa Power" which doesn't lend itself to being heavy lyrically, but as a composition of a song? It really stands out with the children's choir, and the repetitive lyrics. I suggest getting the whole album, and listening to it from beginning to end. You'll find yourself drawn in to each song. I know I did.