Mobius Band had everything going for them leading up to their debut full-length: they've already released a couple of outstanding EPs, they put on a great live act, and they've been compared to some of the most popular bands in their genre. Sad to say, they didn't live up to the hype with their first LP.
The album starts out slow. It ends slow. Where it recaptures some of what's come before is on songs like "You're Wrong", where it revisits Radiohead's "I Might Be Wrong", or on the song "I Just Turned 18", the closest they come on the album to an FM-friendly track. Songs like Philadelphia test the patience, and beg to be skipped because you know what's left to come, and it's easy to tell that you don't need to hear it.
Don't get me wrong. I really like this band. A 3 star on Amazon means that it's an OK album. And that's what it is. Ok. Bands like The Postal Service or The Broadcast are being done an injustice if you refer to them based on this album alone. I'll look forward to future releases by the Mobius Band, because I know they have more to give than this album alone.