I love this album. Sure, it may not have the amazing lyrics of some albums out right now, but it harkens back to the old days, when rock songs were just simplistic, short bursts of power. When they didn’t need giant orchestras and overblon choruses in every chorus *cough* Imagine Dragons *cough*. When all you needed were power chords and lyrics. As many people have said, it is what we want the future of mainstream rock to be.
And yes, the songs are formulaic, but this apbum wasn’t intended for the snobbish music reviewers who are just like, ‘oh no, I’m too intellectual for an album like that’. It’s intended for the fans and the fans only.