III can be energetic and intense, especially in “Speaking Japanese” with its Techno / Pop sound. The album is ultimately very well-balanced though, with its slower songs like “Take Me Back to Where I Was” and “Wait For Me”. I like the straight-up 80’s-sounding ones the most. My top track choices would be first, “Waiting Alone” (this is the kind of song I can listen to on repeat); second, “Carrie”; third, “e v a y” (this would be absolutely perfect on a film soundtrack); and fourth “Mercy”.Their debut album We Are Pilots (2006) was nominated for a Grammy, and I could see that happening again with III.
Here is the official video for “Fading Listening”. The song makes me think of the group Boombox.